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Waldfee (Fairy of the Woods) (Dress or Furnishing Fabric)

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

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

Date:

1912/17

Artist:

Designed by Felice Rix-Ueno (Austrian, 1893-1967)
Produced by the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna, active 1903–1932)
Austria, Vienna

About this artwork

Rix was a versatile artist-designer who worked in ceramics, glass painting, painted boxes, and enamel. She was also a prolific designer of textiles for the Wiener Werkstätte from 1913, when she was studying at the Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Applied Arts), until 1930. She visited Japan several times before settling there in 1935. A number of her later designs for the workshop reflect a degree of Japanese influence, but the much earlier Waldfee, displayed here, is reminiscent of the spiky line drawing of floral motifs favored by Peche, whose influence was already being felt.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Wiener Werkstätte (Producer)

Title

Waldfee (Fairy of the Woods) (Dress or Furnishing Fabric)

Origin

Vienna

Date

Made 1912–1917

Medium

Silk, plain weave; block printed

Dimensions

140.3 × 94.6 cm (55 1/4 × 37 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Allerton

Reference Number

1924.215

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