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Field Rhoades haute couture

  • Object:

    Design

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)

  • Date:

    1948-1949 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Field, Marjorie (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed typeface on card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Paul Williamson

  • Museum number:

    E.483:25-2005

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A piece of beige-coloured card folded and stapled to make a sketchbook with a Field Rhoades business card stuck to the top right front side. Inside the front cover a piece of paper on which a note about prices is stuck. The back cover is plain. Between the covers are narrow pages describing the design on the following full-sized sheet. There are twenty three of these sheets altogether and one came adrift and is mounted separately (E.483:24-2005).

Place of Origin

London (designed)

Date

1948-1949 (designed)

Artist/maker

Field, Marjorie (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed typeface on card

Marks and inscriptions

'REGENT 6178 / FIELD RHOADES / HAUTE COUTURE / SEVENTY-SEVEN SOUTH AUDLEY STREET, LONDON , W.1'
On business card stuck to front of cover.

'S.A.C/A.' / PRICES QUOTED ARE IN STERLING AND ARE TO OVERSEAS TRADE BUYERS ONLY.'

Dimensions

Height: 35.7 cm, Width: 24 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Beige card folded and stapled to make sketchbook, Field Rhoades business card top right, made by Marjorie Field, London 1948-1949

Production Note

Reason For Production: Retail

Materials

Ink; Card

Techniques

Printed; Stapled

Categories

Clothing; Designs; Fashion; Day wear; Textiles

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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