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1924

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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

14.2 x 21.7 cm (5 9/16 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 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; 14.2 x 21.7 cm (5 9/16 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; 1988-62-374

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

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