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Design for a Silk Brocade

Unknownc. 1750

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Horizontal composition illustrating glower sprays that spring from vertically rising and waved lace bands, to which flower boughs are fastened. One entire repeat is shown with the majority of another at right.

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Details

  • Title: Design for a Silk Brocade
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: c. 1750
  • Paper Support: Bluish grey laid paper
  • Inscribed: Verso, inscribed in ink: 23 [written twice].
  • Dimensions: 51.4 x 62.1 cm (20 1/4 x 24 7/16 in.)
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • Medium: Pastel, pen and brown ink squaring on bluish grey laid paper

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