Indigo-Resist Fabric

c. 1766 Date:
English or possibly American Maker/Manufacturer
Cotton and linen fabric decorated with indigo wax resist Materials
19 1/2 H x 40 L Dimensions
Printed in brown on decorated side along selvage: 54/J 452 J8; printed in brown on reverse along selvage: British tax stamp for the year 1766 (regal crown with cipher for King George III over the word CALLICOE over J)
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This piece of fabric may have descended from Hendrick Van Rensselaer (1742–1813) to Johannes Hendrick Van Rensselaer (b. 1768) to Henry I. Van Rensselaer (1806–1874) to Robert Barnard Van Rensselaer (1838–1878) to Susan Van Rensselaer Provenance
Gift of Susan Van Rensselaer (Mrs. Edward) Dayton Credit
1948.31.113 Accession number
References:
Florence M. Montgomery, Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens, 1700–1850 (New York: Viking Press, 1970).
 
Florence H. Pettit, America's Indigo Blues: Resist-printed and Dyed Textiles of the Eighteenth Century (New York: Hastings House Publishers, 1974).
 
Mary E. Gale Margaret and T. Ordoñez, "Indigo-Resist Prints from Eighteenth-Century America: Technology and Technique," Clothing and Textile Research Journal, vol. 22 (Jan./March 2004): 4–14.
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