Hanging

first half 18th century (made)
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Hanging of painted and dyed cotton chintz. Composed for a pair of hangings. The design consists of two serpentine trees poised above a vase. The vase has a rim drawn as a flat oval. The trees have large flowers. A parakeet perches on the lowest branch. The vases stand between low, peaked, scaled mounds on which grow miniature banana trees. The border, attached to the sides and bottom, has a matching design. The panel is composed of two widths of cotton joined after painting.


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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted and dyed cotton chintz
Brief Description
Hanging of painted and dyed cotton chintz, Coromandel Coast, first half of 18th century
Physical Description
Hanging of painted and dyed cotton chintz. Composed for a pair of hangings. The design consists of two serpentine trees poised above a vase. The vase has a rim drawn as a flat oval. The trees have large flowers. A parakeet perches on the lowest branch. The vases stand between low, peaked, scaled mounds on which grow miniature banana trees. The border, attached to the sides and bottom, has a matching design. The panel is composed of two widths of cotton joined after painting.
Dimensions
  • Width: 96in
  • Width: 243.8cm
  • Length: 116in
  • Length: 294.5cm
  • Selvage to selvage length: 40.625in
  • Selvage to selvage length: 103cm
  • Weight: 23.5kg (Note: Weight of object on the roller. This object is stored on the same roller as IS.120-1950.)
Marks and Inscriptions
United East India Company (Stamped in the top corner of the left half)
Credit line
Given by G. P. Baker
Object history
There is a United East India Company stamp in the top corner of the left half.
Bibliographic Reference
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.p.74 cat. no. 20, pl. 64a
Collection
Accession Number
IS.135-1950

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record createdJune 25, 2009
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