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Preparatory or design drawing for a woman's woven silk skirt

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Pencil drawing showing a silk woven à la disposition for a woman's skirt, as it would appear made up; the design is of floral garlands, which increase in scale toward the hem. Pencil notations referring to colors (numbers of threads?) and other notes about design. Numbered in upper left: 9707...

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Provenance

With private dealer in Lyon, France; purchased by donor prior to 2007; gift to MFA (Accession date: December 12, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Ann Coleman

French, 1850–55

Dimensions

Height x width: 10 7/16 x 9 7/16 in. (26.5 x 24 cm)

Accession Number

2007.958

Medium or Technique

Pencil on paper

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Fashion illustration