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Design for a Waistcoat Corner

A work made of gouache, watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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

Date:

1770-1810

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. This drawing is inscribed with number 654. Such numbers helped the merchant and makers identify patterns and prices when a client selected a pattern.

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Title

Design for a Waistcoat Corner

Places

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

Date

Made 1770-1810

Medium

Gouache, watercolor, ink, and graphite on paper

Inscriptions

654

Dimensions

17.5 × 18.3 cm (6 7/8 × 7 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Louise Lutz in honor of Mildred Davison

Reference Number

1968.625

Extended information about this artwork

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