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, from the Garrick bed hangings

, from the Garrick bed hangings

  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1774 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton, painted and dyed (chintz)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Hardman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is one of the hangings sent to the actor David Garrick and his wife from Calcutta in 1775, and impounded by customs on their arrival in England. The set includes several other curtains and valances. This curtain was probably intended to hang at the foot of the bed. It was acquired by the donor at the sale of the contents of the Garricks' villa in 1864.

Physical description

Large palampore with flowering tree design.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (made)


ca. 1774 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Cotton, painted and dyed (chintz)


Height: 363 cm, Width: 233.5 cm

Object history note

Formerly belonged to David and Eva Garrick

Descriptive line

Textile, cotton, painted, Masulipatam, c1750

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Plate 22, p. 58
Crill, Rosemary, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West, London, 2008.
p.81-83, cat. no. 34, pl. 34
Irwin, John and Katherine Brett, Origins of Chintz, London, 1970. With a catalogue of Indo-European cotton-paintings in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. ISBN 112900534.

Production Note

Made on the Coromandel Coast for the Western market




Painted; Dyeing

Subjects depicted



Textiles; Interiors


South & South East Asia Collection

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