C. Keeling, 1940s Vintage Silk Dress Design - Mid-century watercolour painting

An original mid-20th-century watercolour painting, C. Keeling 1940s Vintage Fashion Silk Dress Design.

An elegant and stylish watercolour painting of an unusual 1940s silk evening dress.

Fabric instructions inscribed upper left read: "Primrose-lemon silk bodice + stole. Silver grey silk skirt. Bands of black sequins". 

Signed lower right. There are indistinct, rubbed-out pencil inscriptions on the verso relating to dressmaking instructions.
Generally in fine condition, there is minor creasing and faint marks towards the lower right corner of the sheet.
33.7cm x 25.2cm.

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-723

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