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A work made of cotton and silk, plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; screen printed.

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  • A work made of cotton and silk, plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; screen printed.

Date:

1933/39

Artist:

Designed by Eileen Hunter (English, active c. 1929–1939)
Probably produced by Warner & Sons (English, founded 1892)
England

About this artwork

In the 1930s, in order to diversify their offerings, a number of European textile firms purchased patterns from freelance designers. Many of these artists were women, as men usually occupied full-time staff roles. Eileen Hunter worked in a freelance capacity, and this bold and dramatic large-scale pattern, produced in a limited run, would have offered something new and exclusive for consumers. This velvet provides one example of the novel ways manufacturers employed to entice those seeking luxury.
—Modern Velvet: A Sense of Luxury in the Age of Industry, Oct 21, 2016-Mar 19, 2017, Galleries 57-59

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Eileen Hunter (Designer)

Title

Panel

Origin

England

Date

Made 1933–1939

Medium

Cotton and silk, plain weave with supplementary pile warps forming cut solid velvet; screen printed

Dimensions

237 × 123.3 cm (93 1/4 × 48 1/2 in.) Repeat: 51.4 × 80.1 cm (20 1/4 × 31 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Kelvyn G. Lilley Memorial Fund; Textile Purchase Fund

Reference Number

1992.388

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