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Design for Wiletts and Sons

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Willetts & Sons (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

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

  • Museum number:

    E.3213-2004

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A drawing in pen and ink showing a seated woman wearing a bonnet, cape, full tiered skirt and with her hands in a muff. She sits beneath a tree in blossom. The composition is framed within an oval. There is a pencil inscription at the bottom.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1920s (made)

Artist/maker

Willetts & Sons (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Prefer Bunch of Flowers/ or Sprig of above Floral in place/ of muff! - narrow Band on hat'
Inscribed in pencil along bottom edge

Dimensions

Height: 25.6 cm, Width: 17 cm

Descriptive line

A drawing for fashion packaging from the firm of Willetts and Sons, London, showing a woman wearing a full dress, bonnet, muff and cape, 1920s

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Technique; Drawn

Subjects depicted

Blossom; Trees; Bonnets (hats); Dresses; Muffs; Women; Figures (representations); Capes (outerwear)

Categories

Fashion; Labels & packaging; Designs; Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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