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Furnishing fabric - 'Felix the Cat'

'Felix the Cat'

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    Manchester (made)

  • Date:

    1924 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Calico Printers' Association (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Screen-printed cotton

  • Museum number:

    T.496-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Furnishing fabric of screen-printed cotton. With a tan coloured background showing a repeating design of 'Felix the cat'. Felix is shown smiling broadly and in a characteristic pose with his hands on his hips and his heels together. The cat is printed in black with white eyes and mouth, and a white outline around the figure. There are four repeats in this sample, of which two are incomplete.

Place of Origin

Manchester (made)

Date

1924 (made)

Artist/maker

Calico Printers' Association (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Screen-printed cotton

Dimensions

Length: 36.75 in, Length: 93.5 cm, Width: 35 in, Width: 89 cm

Object history note

Registered File number 1985/2331.

Felix was a cartoon character invented by Pat Sullivan, an American illustrator. Originally drawn as part of a comic strip, he became the subject of the first moving picture cartoon in 1921.

Descriptive line

Furnishing fabric 'Felix the Cat' of screen-printed cotton, made by Calico Printers' Association, Manchester, 1924

Production Note

Registered Manchester April 28th, 1924.

Materials

Cotton (textile)

Techniques

Screen-printed

Subjects depicted

Cats

Categories

Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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