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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)
    Lyons (made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown
    Bianchini-Férier (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil, watercolour, bodycolour, gouache, metallic pigment, ink, pastel, various papers, vellum, marbled boards, drawing, pasted, tipping in

  • Museum number:

    E.361:163-1993

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EXP

Physical description

One of 211 designs for woven and printed silks, pasted down or tipped into a pattern book (some loose, many folded) on 200 pages of brown wove paper. Quarter bound in vellum with marbled boards.

Place of Origin

France (made)
Lyons (made)

Date

1920s (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown
Bianchini-Férier (made)

Materials and Techniques

Pencil, watercolour, bodycolour, gouache, metallic pigment, ink, pastel, various papers, vellum, marbled boards, drawing, pasted, tipping in

Marks and inscriptions

Esquisses
Sketches
Lettered on spine of album in ink

35
Numbered

15160A 15360
Numbered

Some designs inscribed with notes, each one stamped on the reverse in purple ink with identifying number

F. Jannin Fabrique de Registres
Label pasted inside front cover

Dimensions

Height: 57 cm Size of album covers, Width: 41 cm Size of album covers

Object history note

Bianchini-Férier of Lyons was the most fashionable firm of silk weavers for couturiers in the first half of the 20th century, supplying amongst others the Houses of Poiret, Jeanne Lanvin and Jean Patou. The firm was internationally renowned for the production of high quality textiles for the luxury market and employed fashionable painters and designers, such as Raoul Dufy and Georges Barbier. Two matching albums containing samples of textiles actually woven from these designs are in the museum’s Textiles Collection, museum numbers T.219-1992 and T.220-1992.

Descriptive line

Pattern book of textile designs for woven and printed silks, from the firm of Bianchini-Férier, Lyons. French, 1920's

Materials

Pencil; Watercolour; Bodycolour; Gouache; Metallic pigment; Ink; Pastel; Paper; Board; Vellum; Wove paper

Techniques

Marbled; Drawing; Pasted; Tipped

Categories

Designs; Fashion; Textiles

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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