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Design

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    late 1920s-early 1930s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink, pencil, and corrective white paint on card

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Mrs Pamela Joan Gordon in memory of her father, George Frederick Willetts (1893-1961)

  • Museum number:

    E.3242-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 13, box B

Physical description

Design drawn on four separate pieces of card, the largest of which is in the centre, glued together. On the left, marked 59, is a drawing of a young boy wearing a double-breasted blazer, shorts, shirt, tie and a flat cap, long socks and buckled shoes. He has his right hand in his pocket. In the centre is a girl holding a skipping rope, and wearing a short dress with a ribbon tie and a belt. She also wears long socks and buckled shoes. This drawing is marked 57.
The drawing on the right is marked 56 and shows a girl holding a child’s scooter and wearing a buttoned jacket, shirt, ribbon tie and knitted hat. She wears ankle socks and shoes. The girl’s head has been drawn on a separate piece of paper.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

late 1920s-early 1930s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink, pencil, and corrective white paint on card

Marks and inscriptions

all 1 block
Handwritten in pencil below the design

S/S
Handwritten in pencil, bottom right

INSTRUCTIONS
Printed label stuck on reverse, partly torn off

6930/1 S/S
Handwritten in pencil on the reverse

59, 57, 56
Handwritten in ink beside each figure

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm, Width: 22.2 cm

Descriptive line

A design for fashion packaging from the firm of Willetts and Sons, London, showing children’s wear, late 1920s-early 1930s

Materials

Pen; Ink; Paper

Techniques

Drawn

Subjects depicted

Girls; Hats; Dresses; Belts (costume accessories); Children; Scooters (land vehicles); Blazers; Fashion; Boys; Shoes (footwear)

Categories

Fashion; Designs; Labels & packaging

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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