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Length of uncut handkerchiefs

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Length of cotton printed with 4 handkerchiefs in sepia, each handkerchief shows a scattering of small political portraits, references to the French Revolution such as the Bastille and the Temple, and satiric scenes referencing contemporary literature such as William Cowper's poem "John Gilpin."...

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Provenance

Mrs. E. Crane Chadbourne; gift to the MFA, November 14, 1940

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. E. Crane Chadbourne

The Medley

English, after 1792

Object Place

England

Dimensions

227 x 61.7 cm (89 3/8 x 24 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

40.769

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, copper-plate printed

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes