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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 cream card

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.3229-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Drawing of a young woman wearing an extravagant dark fur coat with lighter fur trims at the collar and cuffs. The coat comes to just below the knee and the woman’s pleated skirt below is just visible. She also wears a cloche hat decorated with feathers. The design is marked ‘No 9’. On the reverse there is a pencil sketch of another fashion model.

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 cream card

Marks and inscriptions

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

No 9
Handwritten in ink at the bottom of the design

494/ 7 1/2 Deep
Handwritten and underlined in pencil, bottom right

Dimensions

Height: 45.2 cm, Width: 25.9 cm

Descriptive line

A design drawing by the Roseland Studio for the packaging firm of Willetts and Sons, London, showing a young woman modelling a fur coat, 1920s

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Technique; Drawn

Subjects depicted

Fashion; Hats; Shoes (footwear); Fur; Woman; Coats

Categories

Fashion; Labels & packaging

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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