Furnishing Fabric: The Battle of Resaca de la Palma

Furnishing Fabric: The Battle of Resaca de la Palma

c. 1850
Country
United States
chintz, fabric
Printed cotton with original glaze
Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Mrs. Bruce MacCannon
1955.105
. Furnishing Fabric: The Battle of Resaca de la Palma. c. 1850. Printed cotton with original glaze. Neusteter Textile Collection: Gift of Mrs. Bruce MacCannon. 1955.105.
Dimensions
length: 49 in, 124.4600 cm; width: 61 in, 154.9400 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-American
The subject and primary decoration of this chintz is an actual event from the Mexican-American War (1846-48): the Battle ofn Resaca de la Palma ("Palm Ravine"), which took place on May 9, 1846. The fabric design adapts figures from contemporary lithographs by Nathaniel Currier (1813-1888). Although perhaps better known for his later partnership with James Ives, Currier published seventy lithographs of scenes from the Mexican-American War.
Known Provenance
Gifted December 1995 by Mrs. Bruce MacCannon to Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Time Warp: Historicism in Textile Design," April 24 - October 10, 1999 (DAM)

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