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January 18, 2012


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Not mentioned here, but clearly an influence, is William Morris. This print is strikingly similar to his wallpaper design "The Strawberry Thief."

FIDM Museum

Great point Winfred! I didn't make that connection, but you're right, they do share some characteristics. Morris' pattern is more symmetrical, but there are definite similarities.

Here's a link to The Strawberry Thief pattern: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O78889/furnishing-fabric-strawberry-thief/.

Your comment also points out how difficult it is to isolate a particular work of art from its predecessors. It is always almost possible to connect an object to previous artifacts, art movements, etc.


I just happened upon this while researching a dress I found! It has the same floral fabric in a different colorway! Here's a link to it: https://www.etsy.com/listing/558141603/1920s-sheer-black-floral-printed-dress

How cool!

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