Drawing, Textile Design: Fidelio
This is a Drawing. It was made for Wiener Werkstätte. It is dated 1924 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is brush and gouache on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Maria Likarz-Strauss was one of the most prolific designers for the Wiener Werkstätte, creating her first design for them in 1912. Her designs frequently featured geometric patterns of stylized floral motifs rendered in vivid, saturated colors.
It is credited
Museum purchase from Smithsonian Collections Acquisition and Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds.
Its dimensions are
14 x 21.7 cm (5 1/2 x 8 9/16 in.) Mat: 32.9 x 46.2 cm (12 15/16 x 18 3/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Stamped in red ink, lower right: WIENER / WERK / STÄTTE
It is inscribed
Inscribed in pen and black ink, lower right: DESSIN: "FIDELIO"; in blue crayon, upper right: 114
Cite this object as
Drawing, Textile Design: Fidelio; Made for Wiener Werkstätte (Austria); Austria; brush and gouache on paper; 14 x 21.7 cm (5 1/2 x 8 9/16 in.) Mat: 32.9 x 46.2 cm (12 15/16 x 18 3/16 in.); Museum purchase from Smithsonian Collections Acquisition and Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Funds; 1988-62-372
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.