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Dresden Der Elbe Strohm

Napkin
ca. 1725-1750 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Napkin of linen damask. The pattern runs in narrow bands across the length of the napkin. There are nearly four repeats in the width of the fabric, between narrow outer borders of scrolling foliage. There is no full repeat in the length.

The old and new town of Dresden stands linked by a bridge across the River Elbe. A small horseman rides across the bridge. On the river are sailing and rowing boats and ducks. On the near bank stands a man with a musket and a dog. The arms of the city and name 'DRES-DEN' are placed above the river and the words 'DER ELBE STROHM' below.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen damask
Brief Description
Napkin 'Dresden Der Elbe Strohm' of linen damask, Germany, ca. 1725-1750
Physical Description
Napkin of linen damask. The pattern runs in narrow bands across the length of the napkin. There are nearly four repeats in the width of the fabric, between narrow outer borders of scrolling foliage. There is no full repeat in the length.



The old and new town of Dresden stands linked by a bridge across the River Elbe. A small horseman rides across the bridge. On the river are sailing and rowing boats and ducks. On the near bank stands a man with a musket and a dog. The arms of the city and name 'DRES-DEN' are placed above the river and the words 'DER ELBE STROHM' below.
Dimensions
  • Length: 37.5in
  • Width: 31.5in
  • Repeat width: 8in
  • Repeat length: 33.5in (approx.)
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'DRES-DEN' [with the arms of the city] (Inscribed above the river)
  • 'DER ELBE STROHM' (Inscribed below the river)
Credit line
Given by J. Morrice, Esq.
Collection
Accession Number
T.131-1964

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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