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Sonia Delaunay; ses Peintures, ses Objets, ses Tissus simultanés, ses Modes

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1925 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Delaunay, Sonia, born 1885 - died 1979 (artist)
    Librairie des Arts Decoratifs (printer and publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Collotype (probably) and letterpress

  • Museum number:

    E.386-2009

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 132

This portfolio is a facsimile of a collection of the watercolour designs for textiles and costume by Delaunay made between ca. 1915 to the mid-1920s. It includes poems by some of the poets of the avant garde and texts by Albert Gleizes, Robert Delaunay and Apollinaire, which praise Delaunay's work or relates to it in some way, reflecting the close relationship at that time between visual artists and writers. The facsimile represents the way in which, even at the time, artists such as Delaunay were recognised in Paris for their value to a wider public.

Physical description

Central portion from a page from facsimile portfolio of watercolour drawings of fashion plates entitled 'Sonia Delaunay; ses Peintures, ses Objets, ses Tissus simultanés, ses Modes'. Features two panels of geometric patterns; at the top orange, black and white circles against a white background; below irregular black shapes against a white background.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

ca. 1925 (made)

Artist/maker

Delaunay, Sonia, born 1885 - died 1979 (artist)
Librairie des Arts Decoratifs (printer and publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Collotype (probably) and letterpress

Marks and inscriptions

1924
Bottom centre

Dimensions

Height: 37.7 cm, Width: 19.7 cm

Object history note

Transferred from Circulation Department. Renumbered from existing 'C' numbers. The whole portfolio appears to have been accessioned into PDP in two groups, E.7 to 12-1980 and a later group, E.381 to 400-2009.

E.10-1980, E.386-2009 and E.12-1980 are one sheet from the portfolio cut into three. The original sheet has E.10-1980 to the left, E.386-2009 to the center and E.12-1980 to the right.

Descriptive line

Part of page from portfolio facsimile of watercolour drawings of fashion plates entitled 'Sonia Delaunay; ses Peintures, ses Objets, ses Tissus simultanés, ses Modes', preface André Lhote, Librairie des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, ca. 1925.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Pochoir

Subjects depicted

Fashion design; Patterns (design elements)

Categories

Prints; Fashion; Textiles; Books

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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