Copperplate printing on cotton; H. 40 in. (101.6 cm), W. 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Collection of Robert Staples and Barbara Fahs Charles (Washington, D.C.)
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (Winterthur, Del.)
The printed cotton fabric contains one repeat of the pattern commonly called "The Apotheosis of Washington and Franklin." Among the distinctive decorative elements of the second half of the 18th century is the popularity of upholstery fabrics featuring patterns created through woodblock or copperplate printing. The many motifs ranged from single-color, small-scale floral repeats to finely detailed landscape and allegorical scenes.