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Printed cotton: The See-saw

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Piece of printed cotton, polychrome on white ground showing see-saw with a man on one end, a figure in classical dress at the fulcrum and a seated couple at the other end; right selvedge present; some of a brown dye rotting out.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund

French (Nantes), 1795–1900

Object Place

Nantes, France


Overall: 54.8 x 39.7 cm (21 9/16 x 15 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Cotton blockprint with painted details in polychrome on white


Textiles and Fashion Arts