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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C , Shelf 30, Case T

Brentano

Design for a Carpet
1919-1929 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gouache on paper
Brief Description
Eileen Gray. "Brentano". Design for a carpet. French, 1920s
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 17.1cm
  • Width: 17cm
Marks and Inscriptions
To sell 450 f (Inscribed in pencil in another had on back)
Credit line
Acquired from the Artist in 1973.
Object history
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.
Subject depicted
Bibliographic References
  • 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
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.240-1973

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record createdSeptember 8, 2008
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