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  • Object:

    Textile design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1951 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Straub, Marianne, 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

Britain (designed)


1951 (manufactured)


Straub, Marianne, 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
John Murdoch and Susan Lambert, Summary Catalogue of Textile Designs 1840-1985 in the V. & A. Museum and colour microfiche, Surrey: Emmett Microform, 1986


Gouache; Pencil


Painting; Drawing

Subjects depicted

Furnishings; Pattern (design element); Textile; Crystals


Textiles; Paintings; Designs


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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