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Textile, cupids and medallions

ca. 1810
Origin: Europe, France
41 1/2 inches H X 23 1/4 inches W
Cotton
Gift of Grace Hartshorn Westerfield
Acc. No. 1974-438,B
Textile fragment printed in very faded pink-red on white. Design consists of flying paired cupids and oval medallions hanging from ribbons and bows, with a bird in the center of the medallion and bird's nest below. Cupids are holding swagged garlands coming from beneath the medallion. Other motifs include an arrangement with bird, flower and quiver of arrows; a hunting horn; and individual fruits. The ground is printed with hearts. Part of the side repeat is missing.
Label:This textile was probably printed with an engraved roller.