Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Digitalis purpurea - Foxglove
Digitalis purpurea  (Foxglove) from Köhler, F.E., Medizinal Pflanzen, vol. 1, t. 62 (1887)
Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove) growing in a modern garden.
Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove) from Victoria and Albert Museum, Furnishing Fabric Roller Printed Cotton Chintz, c. 1830
Common Names: Common foxglove, purple (or white) foxglove, bloody fingers, dead man’s beits, fox glove, witches thimbles

Description: Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove) has recently been transferred to the Plantain family (Plantaginaceae) from the Figwort family (Scrophulariaceae) by plant taxonomists. The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 4 recorded that this plant is a native of Britain.
 
Quilts with the above Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)  motif: 
  • None known at this time
Chintz with the above Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)  motif: 
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Furnishing Fabric Roller Printed Cotton Chintz, Object Number T.70-1964, c. 1830


                                     Additional Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove) Motifs
                                                  (No pictures available at this time) 


Chintz with a different Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove) motif:
  • The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Furnishing Fabric with Pillars and Flowers, Object Number 1959.0009.001, c. 1826
            


©  Updated 10/25/2018     Author: Terry Terrell