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1982

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Textile Design: Japonisme, ca. 1874–80

This is a Drawing. It was made for Warner and Sons, Ltd.. It is dated ca. 1874–80 and we acquired it in 1982. Its medium is brush and watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This textile design’s gold tones, stylized leaves, and blooming flowers create a flat and shallow surface, a defining quality of Aesthetic Movement ornament influenced by the mania for Japanese woodblock prints and other Edo exports. In the late 19th century, Warner and Sons was a leading weaver of furnishing silk. This design for an interior fabric would have been executed in metallic threads, which, when met with light, would further contribute to its emphasis on surface ornament.

This object was purchased from Kelmscott Gallery and catalogued by Julia Pastor, Elizabeth Horwitz Marcus, Karin Zonis and Marilyn Symmes.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Vase (USA), ca. 1890
  • silver, gold, copper, and mixed metals ("mokume" technique).
  • Gift of the daughters of Louis deBébian Moore.
  • 1976-58-1-a/f

Its dimensions are

62 × 69.9 cm (24 7/16 × 27 1/2 in.) Mat: 71.1 × 91.4 cm (28 × 36 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Textile Design: Japonisme, ca. 1874–80; Made for Warner and Sons, Ltd. ; England; brush and watercolor, gouache, graphite on paper; 62 × 69.9 cm (24 7/16 × 27 1/2 in.) Mat: 71.1 × 91.4 cm (28 × 36 in.); 1982-50-1

In addition to Passion for the Exotic: Japonism, this object was previously on display as part of the exhibition The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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