Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Dianthus barbatus - Sweet William
Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Floral Case Cover, 1820-1830
Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) in a modern garden
Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) from R.W.Dickson and Sydenham Edwards, The new botanic garden, vol. 1, plate 21, 1812 
Common Names: Sweet William, Sweet William Pink, Bearded Pink 
 
Description:  Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) is a member of the Caryophyllaceae (Pink Family). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 3 reported this native of Germany was introduced into British cultivation in 1573. 

 
Quilts with this Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) motif: 
 
  • None known at this time 
 
Chintz with this Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William) motif: 
 
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum, Floral Case Cover, Object Number T.392-1970, 1820-1830




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