Palampore From the Garrick Bed Hangings

ca. 1770 (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is one of the chintz 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 (17 and 18-1906, and W.70a-k-1916). This curtain was probably intended to hang at the foot of the bed. It and 17 and 18-1906 were acquired by the donor at the sale of the contents of the Garricks' villa in 1864.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted and dyed cotton (chintz)
Brief Description
Chintz palampore with tree design
Physical Description
A large rectangular palampore (bed-cover) of painted and dyed cotton (chintz) with a design of a sinuous flowering tree against a white ground. The tree rises from a rocky mound. The wide border has a design of a floral meander with bamboo leaves and bouquets of flowers in the corners.
Dimensions
  • Height: 365.6cm
  • Width: 233.5cm
Credit line
Given by Lady Hardman
Object history
Given by H.E.Trevor, a direct descendant of David Garrick's brother George.
Production
Part of a set of bed-hangings made for the actor David Garrick and his wife
Subject depicted
Summary
This is one of the chintz 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 (17 and 18-1906, and W.70a-k-1916). This curtain was probably intended to hang at the foot of the bed. It and 17 and 18-1906 were acquired by the donor at the sale of the contents of the Garricks' villa in 1864.
Collection
Accession Number
19-1906

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record createdFebruary 22, 2006
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