Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Design for Wiletts and Sons

  • Object:


  • 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:


  • 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)


1920s (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and pencil on cream card

Marks and inscriptions

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


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


Ink; Paper


Technique; Drawn

Subjects depicted

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


Fashion; Labels & packaging


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.