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Textile fragment

Object Number: 
1937.517
Date: 
ca. 1790
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 x 27 in. ( 68.6 x 68.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on banners: "THE NYMPH IMMORTALITY CROWNING/ THE STATUE of SHAKESPEARE with STARRS/MISS BRUNTON/ HORATIA IN ROMAN FATHERS/ hOLMAN FALCONBRIDGE/ KING JOHN/..."
Description: 
Copperplate-printed cotton textile fragment (formerly quilted) with a figure of William Shakespeare standing on a monument with his medallion portrait and cherubim; surrounded by floral garlands, portrait medallions and cherubim; printed in sepia on a white ground.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group