Vintage Fashion Designs - Children at Play - Early 1980s watercolour painting

An original early 1980s watercolour painting, Vintage Fashion Designs - Children at Play.

A playful watercolour fashion design, with pen and ink and white paint highlights, of children's playwear. The little boy's design appears to have been painted on a separate piece of paper, then cut out and laid down on the board as shown. On Daler Line & Wash board mounted with Hollingsworth paper.  

Some light age toning and minor foxing as shown. Some age toning and glue remnants around the periphery of the boy's design as shown, due to being historically laid down. Otherwise, in good condition. 
21.3cm x 17.2cm.

This drawing is part of a collection of fabulous British fashion designs we have for sale, dating from the early 1980s, which are a fantastic record of their time. They are likely advertisement designs for retail such as a department store, or clothing catalogue, and – with their confident smiles, sharp tailoring and structured silhouettes – they epitomise the zeitgeist of the decade our contemporary society was born. They are images of confidence and aspiration, reflecting a society that, more than ever, was defined by owning things and buying things, by designer labels and High Street brand names.

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Product code: JK-175

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