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Design for a wallpaper window surround for Biba Shop

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1965-1966 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Little, Antony, born 1942 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bodycolour over preliminary pencil.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Osborne & Little plc

  • Museum number:

    E.606-1987

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MM, shelf 10

The Celtic interlace within the window surround was not intended to be printed. The design is on the back of a length of wallpaper with a pattern derived from Turkish velvets and lettered No.1 Design Antony Little Osborne & Little Printed in England. The department holds another design by Antony Little for Biba: See Catalogue of Wallpapers, E.452:a-458:c-1986

Physical description

Design for a wallpaper window surround

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1965-1966 (made)

Artist/maker

Little, Antony, born 1942 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Bodycolour over preliminary pencil.

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with colour notes

Dimensions

Height: 66 cm, Width: 79.7 cm

Descriptive line

Design for a wallpaper window surround for Biba Boutique, Kensington Church Street, London, about 1965. Anthony Little

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

Barbara Hulanicki From A to Biba, 1983, p.85.

Subjects depicted

Wallpaper

Categories

SHOPS & Shop-fronts
WINDOWS

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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