C. Keeling, 1940s Vintage Hat & Gloves Design - Mid-century watercolour painting

An original mid-20th-century watercolour painting, C. Keeling 1940s Vintage Fashion Lady's Hat, Bag & Gloves Design.

A stylish sheet of 1940s lady's accessory designs for a hat, bag and gloves. In watercolour.

Details of the designs are inscribed verso:
1) A dolman coat sleeve in tweed.
2) A cloche velour felt hat with pheasant feather.
3) A shoulder bag in snake-skin, with gloves in suede with perforated design.

Signed upper left. Inscribed upper right.
Generally in fine condition, there is minor creasing and faint foxing towards the lower right corner of the sheet.
36.1cm x 26cm.

This drawing forms part of a collection of original vintage fashion designs we have for sale by C. Keeling dating from the 1940s. The beautiful designs epitomise the glamour of an era which celebrated the female hour-glass figure, with nipped in high waist tops, full hips and gorgeous flowing skirts. In the face of wartime privations, these designs show a desire to embrace a lighter and more indulgent side of living. Two of the designs are dated 1946 and three are inscribed faintly with dressmaking related instructions on the verso.

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Product code: JE-724

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