Storchenschnabel (Stork's or Crane's Bill) (Furnishing or Dress Fabric)

A work made of silk, plain weave; block printed.

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  • A work made of silk, plain weave; block printed.

Date:

1911/17

Artist:

Designed by Dagobert Peche (Austrian, 1887–1923)
Produced by the Wiener Werkstätte (1903–1932)
Austria, Vienna

About this artwork

After Hoffmann and Moser, Dagobert Peche was probably the most important artist affiliated with the Wiener Werkstätte. He studied architecture and printmaking but became most engaged by the decorative arts and pattern design. Some of his textile patterns, such as this one, were provided to the workshop on a freelance basis for production as early as 1911, but in 1913 he officially become a member of the workshop leadership. Peche worked in a variety of styles, but one recurring theme involves fine, spidery line drawings of floral motifs, either gracefully curvilinear or, as is the case here, quirkily angular.

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Artist

Dagobert Peche

Title

Storchenschnabel (Stork's or Crane's Bill) (Furnishing or Dress Fabric)

Origin

Vienna

Date

1911–1917

Medium

Silk, plain weave; block printed

Dimensions

142.6 x 92.7 cm (56 1/8 x 36 1/2 in.) Repeat: 17.4 cm (6 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Allerton

Reference Number

1924.213

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