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Design

  • Place of origin:

    Russia (made)

  • Date:

    1903 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Prokhorovskaia Trekhgornia Workshop Association (designer)
    Prokhorovskaia Trekhgornia Workshop Association (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    pencil and body colour on paper, mounted onto thin card

  • Museum number:

    E.151-1998

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case T, shelf 65, box C

Physical description

Design for a child's handkerchief with a decorated border and three oval cartouches containing images of a girl reading, a boy writing and a boy with a writing slate

Place of Origin

Russia (made)

Date

1903 (made)

Artist/maker

Prokhorovskaia Trekhgornia Workshop Association (designer)
Prokhorovskaia Trekhgornia Workshop Association (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

pencil and body colour on paper, mounted onto thin card

Marks and inscriptions

[Inscribed in Russian]
Live your letters
in left hand oval cartouche; writing; body colour

[Inscribed in Russian]
Learn your letters
In right hand oval cartouche; writing; body colour

[Inscribed in Russian]
Children, children get going to school Get going to school [indecipherable word] and Make sure you learn grammer reading and writing
In panel towards top; writing; pencil

[Inscribed in Russian]
If I know how to write letters well and without mistakes I will be able to write my mother a letter
In panel towards bottom; writing; pencil

'319/3'
On back, bottom right had side; writing; pencil

[Stamped in Russian]
Drawing studio of Grin / 3 June 1903
On back; stamping (marking); ink; 1903

Dimensions

height: 35.2 cm, Width: 35.5 cm

Historical context note

The Russian textile firm Prokhorovskaia Trekhgornia Manufaktura was founded in Moscow by Vassily Ivanovich Prokhorov in 1799. By the end of the next century it was one of the leading textile firms in Russia, winning medals at international exhibitions for high quality textiles. The firm employed the finest designers both in Russia and abroad, especially in France. Amongst the Russian designers were A.N.Medvedskiy, L.P.Khrapunov and N.I.Cherepovkiy. The Prokhorovskaia factory was nationalised in 1918 but continued to produce finely designed textiles until 1931-32 when the fundamental archives of the factory were destroyed as not corresponding to the Communist ideology. Shortly afterwards the Company Drawing Shop which had, for many years, been under O.P.Green (Grune) (1874-1931) was also closed.

Descriptive line

Design for a Russian child's educational handkerchief by the Prokhorovskaia Trekhgornia Workshop Association, 1903

Materials

Pencil; Body colour

Subjects depicted

Handkerchiefs; Writing; Children; Dogs; Education; Reading

Categories

Designs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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