Textile, printed

  • Category:

    Textiles

  • Creator (Role):

    Bannister Hall Printworks (Printer)

    Charles Swainson (Designer and printer)

  • Place of Origin:

    England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1810-1820

  • Materials:

    Cotton

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Block printed, Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1952.0250.002 A-F


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1952.0250.002 A-F

Object Name

Textile, printed

Category

Textiles

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Bannister Hall Printworks (Printer)
1799-1893
"A printworks from about 1798 to 1893, it was famous for block-printed "rich chintz Furnitures". Richard Jackson and John Stevenson were the original partners, joined in 1804 by John Swainson. Charles Swainson, with varying partners, ran the firm from 1809 to 1825. From 1825 to 1856 it was known as Charles Swainson & Co., then until 1893 Thomas Clarkson & Co. Important records from this printworks survive for the years 1799 to 1840." Hefford, Wendy. 1992. The Victoria and Albert Museum's Textile Collection: Design for Printed Textiles in England from 1750 to 1850, p. 156.

Charles Swainson (Designer and printer)

Place of Origin

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1810-1820

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Woven (plain), Block printed, Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

Dimensions (centimeters)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. Florence Montgomery determined warps per inch: 84 Vertical design repeat: 16 3/8 inches Horizontal design repeat: 1 full design repeat measuring 12 7/16 inches

Object Description

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Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Eaton, Linda. 2007 Quilts in a Material World: Selections from the Winterthur Collection.
Published: Chapter 5, p. 125
[Book] Victoria and Albert Museum & Floud, Peter. 1960 English Printed Textiles, 1720-1836 (Catalogue of an Exhibition).
Similar: pl. 46.
[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
Similar, different colorway: #266, p. 46
[Book] Hefford, Wendy. 1992 The Victoria & Albert Museum's Textile Collection: Design for Printed Textiles in England from 1750 to 1850.
Similar: fig. 142, p. 122; tombstone p. 27, #142
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & OrdoƱez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on discharge style, pp. 88, 91.
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on print style, p. 12
[Thesis] Sykas, Philip Anthony. 10//2000 Material Evidence: Nineteenth Century Calico Printers' Pattern Books. 275-343 Ph.D. The Manchester Metropolitan University Department of Textiles/Fashion
Information on roller and cylinder printing, pp. 276-312