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  • Object:

    Textile design

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain, uk (designed)

  • Date:

    1951 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Marianne Straub, born 1909 - died 1994 (designer)
    Warner and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache on paper with pencil squaring.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Working drawing for a furnishing fabric, body-colour, squared in pencil for transfer, based on crystal structure of afwillite.

Place of Origin

Great Britain, uk (designed)


1951 (manufactured)


Marianne Straub, born 1909 - died 1994 (designer)
Warner and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Gouache on paper with pencil squaring.


height: 89 cm, width: 100.4 cm

Descriptive line

Marianne Straub. 'Surrey'. Design for a woven textile based on the afwillite crystal structure, British, 1951.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Lambert, Susan (ed.) Pattern & Design: Designs for the Decorative Arts 1480-1980 London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1983
The full text of the entry is as follows:

'1.11.e Marianne Straub (born 1909)

Full-size working drawing for a furnishing fabric entitled 'Surrey', manufactured by Warner & Sons Ltd., 1951.

Inscribed in pencil on the back 8.44. Body-colour, squared in pencil for transfer. 89 x 100.4 cm

The design for 'Surrey', was based on the crystal structure of afwillite and the number inscribed on the back refers to the crystallographer's original diagram.'
John Murdoch and Susan Lambert, Summary Catalogue of Textile Designs 1840-1985 in the V. & A. Museum and colour microfiche, Surrey: Emmett Microform, 1986
The full text of the record is as follows:

'STRAUB, Marianne. (1909- )

Textile, woven. British. 1951
body colour 89 x 100.4 cm
Manufactured by Warner & Sons Ltd.
E 567-1980
Fiche 15/E8'


Pencil; Gouache


Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Furnishings; Textile; Pattern (design element); Crystals


Textiles; Paintings; Designs

Collection code


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