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Furnishing fabric - Essex Hunt

Essex Hunt

  • Object:

    Furnishing fabric

  • Place of origin:

    New York (City) (made)

  • Date:

    1930 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Reeves, Ruth, born 1892 - died 1967 (designer)
    W. & J. Sloane (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed cotton

  • Credit Line:

    Given by W.&J. Sloane

  • Museum number:

    T.58-1932

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This printed cotton and monk’s cloth furnishing fabric was designed by Ruth Reeves (1892-1966) for W. & J. Sloane in 1930. Reeves trained with Fernand Léger (1881-1955) during the 1920s and was influenced by his Cubist paintings. She produced a wide range of printed and woven fabrics, mainly depicting modern life in America. Her most widely acknowledged commission was for the carpets in Radio City Music Hall in New York.

‘Essex Hunt’ shows alternating scenes of a house at the opening of a meet with hounds in a semicircle around a group of figures on the doorstep and the hunt in full cry. Both scenes are framed by foliage.

Physical description

Repeat of a scene at the opening of a meet, hounds in a semi-circle around a group of figures on the doorstep of a house. Alternating with a scene of the hunt in full cry. Both scenes are framed by foliage.

Place of Origin

New York (City) (made)

Date

1930 (made)

Artist/maker

Reeves, Ruth, born 1892 - died 1967 (designer)
W. & J. Sloane (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Printed cotton

Dimensions

Length: 274 cm, Width: 104 cm

Descriptive line

Printed cotton, American, 1930.

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

Samuels, Charlotte. Art Deco Textiles. London : V&A Publications, 2003. Plate 72.

Materials

Cotton

Techniques

Printing

Categories

Household objects

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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