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Drawing, Design for a Woven or Embroidered Corner Motif

This is a drawing. It is dated 1810–30 and we acquired it in 1925. Its medium is brush and gouache on oiled translucent paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.



The exuberant and explosive power of this large-scale floral design perfectly illustrates how designers approached flowers, making them active rather than passive forms of ornamentation. Skilled embroiderers retained the same essence of vitality in their needlework for waistcoats.

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

Its dimensions are

31.2 × 29.6 cm (12 5/16 × 11 5/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for a Woven or Embroidered Corner Motif; France; brush and gouache on oiled translucent paper; 31.2 × 29.6 cm (12 5/16 × 11 5/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1925-1-131

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Embroidered and Embellished.

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