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Nightgown

Nightgown

  • Place of origin:

    Coromandel Coast (resist-dyeing)
    Britain (possibly, sewn)

  • Date:

    1750-1799 (resist-dyeing)
    1800-1840 (sewing)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    painted and dyed cotton

  • Museum number:

    T.49-1951

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The design has a chain of intertwining branches with three alternating clumps of flowers and foliage at regular intervals. Meandering arounmd the chain are very slender flowering branches. Two of the clumps of flowers and foliage are reversed and occur in the side borders of the hanging. The gown is a fitted one and in the style of the 1840s.

Place of Origin

Coromandel Coast (resist-dyeing)
Britain (possibly, sewn)

Date

1750-1799 (resist-dyeing)
1800-1840 (sewing)

Materials and Techniques

painted and dyed cotton

Descriptive line

M, 1800-1840, British?, resist-dyed cotton, 1750-99, India

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

p. 127, cat. no. 179, pl. 150b
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.

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Painted

Categories

Textiles; Men's clothes; Fashion

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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