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Valance, copperplate print, blue

Ca. 1820
Origin: England
Width at top band, 40 1/4"; height 12 3/4" Textile width: 26 1/2" no repeat; 44 warps per inch; 52 wefts per inch
Cotton, linen
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1957-143,1
Gathered valance, one of two, printed in blue on white with rural scenes, including four men being watched by a hunter as they cut and bundle wheat; two men working with pick and shovel near a cart and a pair of horses; two soldiers and two women conversing by a stream; two soldiers and two woman conversing by a stream; and a group seated around a campfire while a donkey carrying a baby in a wicker container grazes nearby. Valance is gathered to resist-printed binding across the top and bound on two sides with blue linen tape. The valance once had netted fringe, which is now missing.