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Design for a carpet - Brentano


  • Object:

    Design for a carpet

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1919-1929 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gray, Eileen, born 1878 - died 1976 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gouache on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired from the Artist in 1973.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 30

Physical description

Abstract geometric design of two intersecting rectangles, the dominant one dark brown, the other russet, with a small white rectangle at one edge of the larger motif, with a projected white line into the dark brown colour area, the whole design on a yellow gournd.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1919-1929 (made)


Gray, Eileen, born 1878 - died 1976 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Gouache on paper

Marks and inscriptions

To sell 450 f
Inscribed in pencil in another had on back


Height: 17.1 cm, Width: 17 cm

Object history note

This design was reproduced as Pl.12[a] in Tapis Modernes by M. Matet, published by H. Ernst, 35 rue St Vincent, Paris 1929.
Bought from the artist.

Descriptive line

Eileen Gray. "Brentano". Design for a carpet. French, 1920s

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Dieter Roelstraete, ed. All That Is Solid. Five Reflections on Materialist Spirituality in Contemporary Art Mechelen: MuHKA, 2009. ISBN: 978-90-209-8318-0.
John Murdoch and Susan Lambert, Summary Catalogue of Textile Designs 1840-1985 in the V. & A. Museum and colour microfiche, Surrey: Emmett Microform, 1986
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1973




Watercolour drawing

Subjects depicted



Floor coverings; Designs; Drawings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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