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Design for Wiletts and Sons

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1930s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Willetts & Sons (commissioned by)

  • 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:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Drawing in pen and ink on card showing a young woman, side view, wearing a long dress with a full skirt and petticoats. The dress has short puffed sleeves and a sash tied around the middle. The woman is wearing a large bonnet and is carrying a circular hat box. She also has a beauty mark by her right eye.

Place of Origin

London (made)


1930s (made)


Willetts & Sons (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink and pencil on card


Height: 30.3 cm, Width: 17.5 cm

Descriptive line

A design for fashion packaging showing a young woman wearing a dress with a wide skirt and carrying a hat box, from the packaging firm of Willetts and Sons, London, 1930s


Ink; Paper


Technique; Drawn

Subjects depicted

Sashes (costume accessories); Boxes (containers); Bonnets (hats); Dresses; Women; Petticoats; Figures (representations)


Labels & packaging; Fashion; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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