Window hanging (Valance)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Winterthur (Maker)

    Bromley Hall Print Works (Fabric manufacturer)

  • Place of Origin:

    Winterthur, New Castle, Delaware, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Bromley Hall, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1962-1968

  • Materials:

    Cotton; Linen

  • Techniques:

    Plate printed, Woven (plain), Mordant style

  • Museum Object Number:

    1968.0770.003 C


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1968.0770.003 C

Object Name

Window hanging (Valance)

Category

Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Winterthur (Maker)

Bromley Hall Print Works (Fabric manufacturer)
1712-1823
"One of the printworks on the banks of the River Lea in Middlesex, it was the first listed in the Excise books when duty was imposed in 1712. Benjamin Ollive was mentioned as a calico-printer in a document of 1720. The firm was known as Ollive & Talwin (1763-1783), Talwin & Foster (until 1790), Foster & Co. (until 1823)." (Source: Hefford, Wendy. The Victoria & Albert Museum Textile Collection: Design for Printed Textiles in England from 1750 to 1850. New York: Canopy Books, 1992).

Place of Origin

Winterthur, New Castle, Delaware, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Origin Notes

This is part of a set of window hangings made at Winterthur.

Secondary Place of Origin

Bromley Hall, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This textile was printed at Bromley Hall, in Middlesex, England.

Date

1962-1968

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; lower left; "68.770.3c Shipley Rm Apr-Sept" (in graphite)
2. Label; lower left; "SHIPLEY ROOM East Window Valance" (typed in black ink)

Materials

Cotton; Linen

Techniques

Plate printed, Woven (plain), Mordant style

Dimensions (inches)

10.5 (L) , 41.75 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

26.67 (L) , 106.045 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. (Conservation, 2011) Florence Montgomery determined warps per inch: 40 Vertical design repeat: 36 5/8 inches (RGW, 05/03/2013)

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Article] Floud, Peter. 05//1957 Printed Textiles: Copperplate Floral Desings. Antiques.
Related print: Fig. 6 p. 461
[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Textile with same pattern, p. 242 Fig. 233
[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
Detailed description: no. 98
[Catalogue] Victoria and Albert Museum & Floud, Peter. 1955 Catalogue of a Loan Exhibition of English Chintz: Two Centuries of Changing Taste.
Companion image: catalog plate 5
[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 & Ordo├▒ez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on mordant style, pp. 88, 101-104