C. Keeling, 1940s Vintage Fashion Model Designs Mid-century watercolour painting




An original mid-20th-century watercolour painting, C. Keeling 1940s Vintage Fashion Model Designs.

A very stylish sheet of 1940s lady's daywear fashion designs. Each model strikes a different pose in a different outfit. Drawn in graphite with watercolour wash.

Unsigned. There are indistinct, rubbed-out pencil inscriptions on the verso relating to dressmaking instructions.
There is very slight buckling to the paper at the left and right edges, and minor age toning as shown.
34.4cm x 23.7cm.
Unframed.

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-721


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