1957.0125.002 Textile, printed, view 1
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Textile, printed

  • Category:

    Textiles

  • Creator (Role):

    John Munns (Manufacturer)

  • Place of Origin:

    Crayford, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1770-1780

  • Materials:

    Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Mordant style, Plate printed

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.0125.002 A-C


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Object Number

1957.0125.002 A-C

Object Name

Textile, printed

Category

Textiles

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

John Munns (Manufacturer)
John Munns, Crayford "John Munns, a calico-printer and gunpowder maker, was in partnership with Fenning and Halfhide, for some time before 1769 when the partnership was dissolved. Munns carried on the business at Crayford until his bankruptcy in July, 1784. The Mulhouse pattern-books contain 32 pictorial and floral designs from the Munns printworks and the Victoria and Albert Museum has a considerable number of Munns' design for block-printed textiles (see No. 18 inSection IA). Apart from the two designs illustrated here, a plate-printed handkerchief of a map of England, signed by John Munns, is in the possession of Mr. Jamie Campbell, London." (Catalogue) Victoria and Albert Museum, et al. 1960. Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of English Chintz: English Printed Fabrics from their Origins until the Present Day; Victoria and Albert Museum, London. May 18th to July 17th, 1960, p. 25. "Munns’ calico-printing manufactory was at Crayford, a town to the south east of London. A number of textile manufacturers were established there, taking advantage of the river Cray, a tributary of the river Thames, for the abundant water their work needed. Munns was in business from the 1760s until his bankruptcy in 1781, combining the trades of calico-printing and gunpowder-making." (V&A website: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O25345/watercolour-unknown/, watercolor, museum number 7275:297)

Place of Origin

Crayford, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1770-1780

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; Engraved in the pattern; "S.121." (possible printer's design number?)

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven (plain), Mordant style, Plate printed

Dimensions (inches)

61 (L) , 38.25 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

154.94 (L) , 97.155 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. Florence Montgomery determined warps per inch: 56 Vertical design repeat: 37.5 inches

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Published: p. 239, fig. 226; p. 219, pl. XVI
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on mordant style, pp. 11-12
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & Ordoñez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on mordant style, pp. 88, 101-104
[Catalogue] Victoria and Albert Museum, et al. 1960 Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of English Chintz: English Printed Fabrics from their Origins until the Present Day; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, May 18th to July 17th, 1960. 75
Information on John Munns printworks, p. 25; Similar: #109, p. 25.
[Book] Jenkins, David. 2003 The Cambridge History of Western Textiles, I & II.
Munns printworks, p. 520
[Book] Eaton, Linda. 2014 Printed Textiles: British and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Published: p. 281, C232