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The Client

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Morocco (Drawn)

  • Date:

    2008 (drawn)
    2009 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mynott, Lawrence (Mr), born 1954 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    blue ballpoint pen, paper, drawing

  • Credit Line:

    Commissioned by the V&A in 2008

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MD, shelf 44

Physical description

A decorative vignette drawn in blue ballpoint pen on thin white copy paper. In the centre, ‘The Client’ is written on a piece of paper in hand-lettering with flourishes in the style of an 18th century engraving. The paper has drawing pins stuck in each corner. On each side of the vignette, a vertical length of ribbon descends from a bow, with pieces of paper and small frames pinned to it. The papers and frames depict the outlines of heads and faces wearing hats, with the names of the people they represent displayed on small tags.

Place of Origin

Morocco (Drawn)


2008 (drawn)
2009 (published)


Mynott, Lawrence (Mr), born 1954 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

blue ballpoint pen, paper, drawing


Height: 297 mm, Width: 210 mm

Object history note

This is one a series of designs that were produced by Lawrence Mynott in 2008, to illustrate the V&A publication ‘Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones’. The book accompanied an exhibition of the same name, which was on display at the V&A from 24 February - 31 May 2009.

Descriptive line

Design by Lawrence Mynott: "The Client", a decorative vignette used on page 93 of 'Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones' by Oriole Cullen, published by the V&A in 2009. Blue ballpoint pen on paper, 2008


Ballpoint pen; Paper



Subjects depicted



Illustration; Books; Hats & headwear; Fashion; Designs; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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