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Wool suit

  • Object:

    Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)

  • Date:

    late 1950s (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Field, Marjorie (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Paul Williamson

  • Museum number:

    E.458-2005

  • Gallery location:

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

This is a fashion drawing showing a woman wearing a suit and hat inscribed with the word 'wool' which is the fabric out of which the garment is intended to be made. The design 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.

Physical description

Fashion drawing, in pencil, showing a woman wearing a suit and hat.

Place of Origin

London (designed)

Date

late 1950s (designed)

Artist/maker

Field, Marjorie (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper

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 wool suit by Marjorie Field, London, late 1950s

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; Paper

Techniques

Drawing techniques

Subjects depicted

Suit; Gloves; Wool; Handbag; Woman

Categories

Accessories; Clothing; Day wear; Designs; Drawings; Fashion; Hats & headwear; Textiles; Women's clothes

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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