Saki

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Acquired in 1979 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Albeck, Pat
attributions_note
bibliography
Charles Newton, 'British Design at Home', p. 162 "Pat Albeck is a very versatile designer, able to produce traditional patterns such as the acorn logo of the National Trust as well as exotic and almost psychedelic designs like this one. The confident eclectic fusion of brightly coloured and stylized pattern elements is typical of the mid-1970s, combining, in a hard-edges style close to contemporary book illustration, Japanese, Art Nouveau and other elements, all woven into a lattice pattern suggestive of the caning which was popular on contemporary chairs. The technique of carrying out an entire design in felt tip pen was new in Britain at the time, and reflects the delight many designers experienced with a range of drawing tools newly available. This furnishing fabric was sold in a chain of large department stores to middle and upper income groups." John Murdoch and Susan Lambert, Summary Catalogue of Textile Designs 1840-1985 in the V. & A. Museum and colour microfiche, Surrey: Emmett Microform, 1986 The full text of the record is as follows: 'ALBECK, Pat (1930- ) ... Textile, printed. British, 1976. "Saki" I. pencil, water colour, felt tip pen & poster colour 61.6 x 73.6cm Manufactured by Cavendish Textiles Ltd. Sold by John Lewis & Co. Ltd. E852-1979 Fiche 1/4'
collection_code
PDP
credit
date_end
1976-12-31
date_start
1976-01-01
date_text
1976 (designed)
descriptive_line
Pat Albeck. "Saki". Design for a printed textile manufactured by Cavendish & Co and retailed by John Lewis & Co. British, 1976
dimensions
Height: 61.5 cm, Width: 73.9 cm
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id
23711
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T20:58:47.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T20:58:47.000Z
latitude
54.313919
location
In Storage
longitude
-2.23218
marks
materials
pencil, watercolour, felt tip pen, poster colour
materials_techniques
felt-tip pen, pencil, watercolour and poster colour.
museum_number
E.852-1979
museum_number_token
e8521979
object_number
O22939
object_type
Textile design
on_display
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original_price
physical_description
Design for a textile, with flowers, butterflies and cloud shapes against a grid, in many colours - yellow, orange, grey and dark blue, green and red.
place
Britain
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rights
2
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slug
saki-textile-design-albeck-pat
sys_updated
2013-08-25T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
felt tip pen, watercolour drawing
title
Saki
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1976
year_start
1976