Floral Motifs on Early Chintz
Larix laricina - Black Larch
Larix laricina (Black Larch) from the Victoria and Albert Museum, Furnishing Fabric, Object Number Circ.277-1956, 1830
Larix laricina (Black Larch) from François André Michaux, North American Sylva, vol. 3, plate 153, 1819 (François André Michaux (book author), Augustus Lucas Hillhouse (translator), Bessa (illustrator), Gabriel (engraver), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)
Larix laricina (Black Larch)  by Joseph O'Brien, USDA Forest Service, CC BY 3.0 US <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/deed.en>, via Wikimedia Commons
Common Names: Black Larch, Tamarack, Eastern Larch, Red Larch, Hackmatack 
 
Description:
Larix laricina (Black Larch) is a member of the Pine Family (Pinaceae). The Hortus Kewensis, ed. 2, vol. 5 recorded that this plant is native to North America and was first cultivated in Britain in 1639.  The black larch illustrated in this design is drawn from John James Audubon's The Birds of America, the Black-and-White Creeper, plate 90 where it was published under as the no longer accepted scientific name of Pinus pendula.


Quilts with this Larix laricina (Black Larch) motif: 
  • None known at this time

Chintz with this Larix laricina (Black Larch) motif: 
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Furnishing Fabric, Object Number Circ.277-1956, 1830
  • Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Printed Textile by John Potts (Engraver), Museum Object No. 1959.0084.054, 1825-1835




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