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Fashion design - Lambskin or sheepskin fingertip coat
  • Lambskin or sheepskin fingertip coat
    Field, Marjorie
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Lambskin or sheepskin fingertip coat

  • Object:

    Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)

  • Date:

    c.1960 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Field, Marjorie (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, pen and ink and wash on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Paul Williamson

  • Museum number:

    E.453-2005

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case FD, shelf 11

This is a fashion design for a 'lampskin or sheepskin fingertip coat', inscibed with instructions for manufacture of the garment and details of the material out of which it is intended to be made. It is by Marjorie Field for the haute couture firm of Field Rhoades which was registered in the London street directories at 77, South Audley Street, London, W1 for the years 1948 to 1949. A small design to the right displays the back of the coat. The design is inscribed with instructions on how to make the sleeves of the sheepskin coat. The initials in the bottom right corner are those of Marjorie Field Rhoades which was her married name after 1945.

Physical description

A fashion design in pencil, pen and ink, and wash of a woman wearing a sheepskin coat and a skirt, inscribed with instructions for making the garment in red ballpoint pen with a smaller design on the right showing the back of the coat.

Place of Origin

London (designed)

Date

c.1960 (designed)

Artist/maker

Field, Marjorie (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink and wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Self covered buttons / size about 45 ./ fleece / One or two piece sleeve pattern / Fleece , turnover points to / pockets .'
In red ballpoint pen on the front of the design

'M.F.R. .'
In red ballpoint pen in the bottom right corner. Thes are the initials for Marjorie Field Rhoades after her marraige to Mr Rhoades about 1945.

Dimensions

Height: 25.5 cm, Width: 20.4 cm

Object history note

The provenance can be traced back to Gwen Mandley, an artist who was a friend of the designer, Marjorie Field.

Descriptive line

Fashion design for coat by Marjorie Field, London, c.1960

Production Note

The haute couture firm Field Rhoades was registered in the London street directories at 77, South Audley Street, London W1 for the years 1948 to 1949.

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Pencil; Pen and ink; Wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing techniques; Painting techniques

Subjects depicted

Skirt; Woman; Fleece; Coat

Categories

Clothing; Designs; Drawings; Fashion; Textiles; Women's clothes

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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