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Piece

Designer:
Christopher Dresser (British, Glasgow, Scotland 1834–1904 Mulhouse)
Manufactory:
James W. and C. Ward Textile
Date:
ca. 1873
Culture:
British, Halifax
Medium:
Wool and silk
Dimensions:
L. 24 3/4 x W. 23 1/4 inches (62.9 x 59.1 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Woven
Credit Line:
Purchase, Friends of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Gifts, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.252
Not on view
Christopher Dresser was one of the most innovative and influential English textile designers of the nineteenth century, but only a small number of textiles woven from his designs have been identified. This piece is of interest because the date of the design can be firmly documented as a variant color way of the same pattern was registered at the London Public Record Office on April 18, 1873.
[ Leah Roland , Leonia, New Jersey, until 1995; sold to MMA ]
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