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Drawing, Design for a Woven Fabric Motif, 1815–30

This is a drawing. It is dated 1815–30 and we acquired it in 1924. Its medium is brush and gouache on brown oiled translucent paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.



These vivid designs show three interpretations of the paisley motif. While two are firmly planted on their bases, the third is just beginning to break away, retaining only the suggestion of a stem.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

28.3 × 19.4 cm (11 1/8 × 7 5/8 in.) Mat: 40.6 × 55.9 cm (16 × 22 in.)

It has the following markings

Stamp in black ink, lower right, L.457c: Museum for the Arts of Decoration Cooper Union

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Woven Fabric Motif, 1815–30; France; brush and gouache on brown oiled translucent paper; 28.3 × 19.4 cm (11 1/8 × 7 5/8 in.) Mat: 40.6 × 55.9 cm (16 × 22 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1924-38-149

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Paisley.

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