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Studies of a Reclining Figure


88 x 88 cm (34 5/8 x 34 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.88 x 0.88

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; pencil/paper

Not On View



Square of thin silk, loosely and irregularly woven. Design: center, orange dots closely covering dark brown ground, surrounded by narrow band of conventional white figures and wider band of dark brown with white “palms” alternating with orange plant forms. Outer border with dark brown vine on a white ground. Design executed by printing with reserve (wax?) and subsequently dying white silk first orange, then printing with reserve on orange, and dying dark brown.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection