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Hanging - Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1982 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Prentice, Dinah, born 1935 (designer and maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tussah and wild silk, painted and lined with calico

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Estate of William Edwin Clench White

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pieced silk hanging composed of pieced sections of white cream tussah and wild silk. Some sections are shaded and spot-patterned in grey painted work. Cream silk border. With an unbleached calico lining complete with display sleeve. The design is derived from typographical characters chopped and re-arranged into a mosaic.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1982 (made)


Prentice, Dinah, born 1935 (designer and maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tussah and wild silk, painted and lined with calico


Weight: 13.5 kg, Width: 2491 mm Top edge, Width: 2500 mm Bottom edge, Length: 2215 mm Proper right, Length: 2200 mm Proper left

Object history note

Registered File number 1987/19.

At the time of acquisition five preliminary drawings were loaned to the Museum by the designer, which included pencil drawings Perspective Drawing 1 and 2.

Descriptive line

Pieced silk hanging 'Perspective Drawing', designed and made by Dinah Prentice, England, 1982

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

Parry, Linda, ed. A Practical Guide to Patchwork from the Victoria and Albert Collection. London, 1987


Tussah silk; Silk (textile); Calico


Painted; Lined


Textiles; Wall coverings; Interiors


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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