V&A Kilburn Blue Chintz tote bag
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William Kilburn’s exquisitely detailed fabrics were highly sought after in 18th-century Britain. Sold for as much as a guinea a yard, Kilburn even presented one of his block-printed cottons to Queen Charlotte.
40cm x 45cm, strap 35cm drop
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William Kilburn was a botanical illustrator and textile designer born in Dublin in 1745. He was apprenticed to a cotton and linen printer in Dublin before moving to London and starting to sell his own designs. He later purchased a calico printing factory at Wallington in Surrey and produced his own work. He went on to be the most famous designer of block-printed cottons in the 18th century, he created exquisitely detailed designs featuring superbly realised flowers and plants. The V&A holds a unique document dating from 1790, the Kilburn Album, featuring more than 200 of his watercolour textile designs.