Preparatory or design drawing for a woman's woven silk skirt

French
1850–55
For Champagne & Rougier


Dimensions

Height x width: 10 7/16 x 9 7/16 in. (26.5 x 24 cm)

Accession Number

2007.958

Medium or Technique

Pencil on paper

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Fashion illustration

Pencil drawing showing a silk woven à la disposition for a woman’s skirt, as it would appear made up; the design is of floral garlands, which increase in scale toward the hem. Pencil notations referring to colors (numbers of threads?) and other notes about design. Numbered in upper left: 9707 and lower right: 109 (?)

Provenance

With private dealer in Lyon, France; purchased by donor prior to 2007; gift to MFA (Accession date: December 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Ann Coleman