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, From the Garrick Bed Hangings

ca. 1774 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is one of the 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. This curtain was probably intended to hang at the foot of the bed. It was acquired by the donor at the sale of the contents of the Garricks' villa in 1864.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Cotton, painted and dyed (chintz)
Brief Description
Textile, cotton, painted, Masulipatam, c1750
Physical Description
Large palampore with flowering tree design.
Dimensions
  • Height: 363cm
  • Width: 233.5cm
Credit line
Given by Lady Hardman
Object history
Formerly belonged to David and Eva Garrick
Production
Made on the Coromandel Coast for the Western market
Subject depicted
Association
Summary
This is one of the 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. This curtain was probably intended to hang at the foot of the bed. It was acquired by the donor at the sale of the contents of the Garricks' villa in 1864.
Bibliographic References
  • Crill, Rosemary, Chintz: Indian Textiles for the West, London, 2008.Plate 22, p. 58
  • 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.81-83, cat. no. 34, pl. 34
Collection
Accession Number
18-1906

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record createdNovember 27, 2007
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