designed by Lawrence, Madeleine C,
Silver Studio, 1937
Design for a printed textile, probably a 'kiddies' towelling', featuring Dutch children with umbrellas, holding hands, dancing and fishing, and windmills.
In the 1920s and 1930s, in addition to floral patterns, figurative patterns such as children's nursery prints were felt to be the natural domain of women designers. Dutch figures were a popular motif for children’s fabrics and wallpapers from the turn of the 20th century. This design shows the process of trialling colours using tracing paper over a pencilled design fully sketched