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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.436-2005

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case FD, shelf 10

This fashion design shows a woman wearing a two-piece, red wool jersey designed by Marjorie Field for the haute couture firm Field Rhoades which was registered in the London street directories at 77, South Audley Street, London W1 for the years 1948 to 1949. On the design, pencil shading has been applied along one side of the dress and over the jacket to describe black or navy narrow bands. Following the bands on the front, two arrowheads are shown at different heights. A smaller sketch to the right shows the dress. Below the sketch, the designer noted, in pencil, the fabric and colours out of which the dress was intended to be made and special features of the design.

Physical description

A pencil drawing depicting a woman wearing a two-piece, red wool jersey, with a short-sleeved tight dress and an open jacket. Pencil shading has been applied along one side of the dress and over the jacket to describe black or navy narrow bands. Following the bands on the front, two arrowheads are shown at different heights. A smaller sketch to the right shows the dress.

Place of Origin

London (designed)

Date

late 1950s (designed)

Artist/maker

Field, Marjorie (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Two-piece, red / wool jersey, black / or navy bands & / arrowheads.'
In pencil at the right side

Dimensions

Height: 25.4 cm, Width: 20.3 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 two-piece, red wool jersey by Marjorie Field, 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

Jersey; Wool (textile); Two-piece ensemble

Categories

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

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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