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Design for an Embroidered Waistcoat Pocket

A work made of gouache, watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper.
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  • A work made of gouache, watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper.

Date:

1780-90

Artist:

France, probably Lyon

About this artwork

In the 18th century designs for textiles were often drawn by professionals trained in floral painting. Designs for waistcoats usually show the lower edge of the garment from the pocket to the hem, indicating to both embroiderer and client all of the motifs included in the pattern. Some drawings are inscribed with numbers. Such numbers helped the merchant and makers identify patterns and prices when a client selected a pattern.

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Title

Design for an Embroidered Waistcoat Pocket

Places

Lyon (Object Probably made in), France (Object made in)

Date

Made 1780-1790

Medium

Gouache, watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

Dimensions

25.2 × 41.9 cm (10 × 16 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift Mrs. John V. Farwell III

Reference Number

1984.1017

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