This is an original 1951 fashion design in pencil, not a reproduction or a copy.
Source: German or Swiss, artist unknown.
The paper that it has been drawn on is much earlier, from the watermark we can see that it was a German manufacturer which cannot be traced after the outbreak of WW2. We were given no information from the previous owner of the sketches apart from they were from the 1950's. We can see from some of them that they are marked 1951, and given the research we've undergone of fashion of that time, we are confident that is correct. We know that they have been in storage for many years by the previous owner.
The sketch is laid loosely on the backing board of the mount, and the top of the mount is fixed. The paper is so fine, and we didn't want to smudge the pencil so the paper is not fixed down totally flat. The mount is ivory and measures 11 x 14 inches, to fit in a standard mount of that size.
Please look carefully at the pictures as this is how you will receive it, and therefore forms part of the description. Any smudges or marks were part of the artists design process and are original, given it's age, they are in excellent condition. Details are written on the reverse and comes in a cello bag for protection.
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