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Fashion design

Fashion design

  • Place of origin:

    London (designed)

  • Date:

    c.1950 (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.416-2005

  • Gallery location:

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

This fashion design shows a woman wearing a high collared, straight-shaped, long coat with deep pockets on both sides designed by Marjorie Field who with her husband Mr Rhoades, whom she married in 1945, set up the haute couture firm Field Rhoades. It was registered in the London street directories at 77, South Audley Street, London W1 for the years 1948-1949.

This design was in a folder marked 'Marjorie Field Rhoades' and 'Matita'. There are advertisements for the Matita label in the following editions of Vogue: Vogue, June, 1941, p.13, a photographic advertisement in Vogue, January, 1948, p.2, Vogue, March, 1948, p.34, Vogue, May, 1948, p.3. and Vogue, November, 1948, p.39.

Physical description

A drawing depicting a woman wearing a high collared, straight shaped long coat with deep pockets on both sides.

Place of Origin

London (designed)

Date

c.1950 (designed)

Artist/maker

Field, Marjorie (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, pen and ink and wash on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Field Rhoades.'
In pencil next to the drawing

Dimensions

Height: 39.6 cm, Width: 19.3 cm

Object history note

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

This design was in a folder marked 'Marjorie Field Rhoades' and 'Matita'. There are advertisements for the Matita label in the following editions of Vogue: Vogue, June, 1941, p.13, a photographic advertisement in Vogue, January, 1948, p.2, Vogue, March, 1948, p.34, Vogue, May, 1948, p.3. and Vogue, November, 1948, p.39.

Descriptive line

Fashion design for coat by Marjorie Field, c.1950

Materials

Pencil; Pen and ink; Wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Coat

Categories

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

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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