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Design for Wiletts and Sons

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Willetts & Sons (Commissioned by)
    The Roseland Studio (Artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink and pencil on card

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.3230-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Drawing of a young woman, standing side on, putting on her gloves. She is wearing a suit, with a hip-length wrap-over jacket with a belt loosely tied on one side. The collars, cuffs and hem of the jacket are trimmed with chequered fur. She has a scarf, with a floral print, tied around her neck, and is also wearing a cloche hat decorated with a bow. Design is inscribed ‘No 24.’

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1920s (made)

Artist/maker

Willetts & Sons (Commissioned by)
The Roseland Studio (Artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and pencil on card

Marks and inscriptions

THE "ROSELAND STUDIO".
Stamped in ink, bottom left

No 24
Handwritten in ink, at the bottom of the design

147/2
Handwritten in pencil with a box drawn around, bottom right

7 1/2
Handwritten in blue pencil, along the left edge

WILLETTS & SONS/ 29 BARTHOLOMEW CLOSE,/ E.C.1.
Stamped in ink on the reverse

Dimensions

Height: 45.8 cm, Width: 27.1 cm

Descriptive line

A design drawing by the Roseland Studio for the packaging firm of Willetts and Sons, London, showing a woman pulling on her gloves, 1920s

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Technique; Drawn

Subjects depicted

Fashion; Hats; Shoes (footwear); Fur; Packaging; Woman; Coats; Cloches; Gloves

Categories

Fashion; Labels & packaging; Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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