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Length of furnishing fabric: Calico Cow

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Length of cotton printed with pattern of farmer and wife surrounded by cavorting farm animals -- cows, horses, goats, ducks, chickens, lambs, rabbits, pigs, densely filled with small floral calico prints in shades of green, blue, pink, orange, yellow, and white on a dark green ground. Labeled:...

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Donor purchased from an online auction March 24, 1999; Gift to MFA March 21, 2007.

Credit Line

Gift of Ashley and Mark Callahan in honor of Ilonka Sigmund, the artist's granddaughter


Reproduced with permission.

"Calico Cow" furnishing fabric

American, 1952


38-1/4 x 33-1/2 inches (97.2 x 85.1cm)

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Medium or Technique

Printed cotton broken twill weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts


Textiles, Printed