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Skirt Panel for a Woman's Sack Gown

A work made of silk, plain weave foundation with supplementary patterning warps and supplementary brocading wefts.
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  • A work made of silk, plain weave foundation with supplementary patterning warps and supplementary brocading wefts.

Date:

Design March 1, 1749

Artist:

Designed by Anna Maria Garthwaite (English, 1690–1763)
Woven by Daniel Vautier (English, active 1741–51)
Spitalfields, England

About this artwork

Anna Maria Garthwaite is one of only a handful of 18th-century textile designers whose names we know today. Her carefully annotated drawings (in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London) reveal her thorough understanding of European weaving technology. Her naturalistic and delicate floral fabrics have come to epitomize English taste of the mid-18th century. Evidence of this fabric’s use for a skirt can be seen at the top of the panel, where it was gathered into a seam at the waistline.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artists

Anna Maria Garthwaite (Designer) , Daniel Vautier (Weaver)

Title

Skirt Panel for a Woman's Sack Gown

Places

England (Object made in), Spitalfields (Object made in), Western Europe (Object made in)

Date

Designed 1749

Medium

Silk, plain weave foundation with supplementary patterning warps and supplementary brocading wefts

Dimensions

114.7 × 51 cm (45 1/8 × 20 1/8 in.); Warp repeat: H.: 66.1 cm (26 in.)

Credit Line

Mildred L. Davison Memorial Fund

Reference Number

1995.388

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