London, South Kensington
21 June 1998
Roger Fry (1866-1933)
Design for Omega Workshop Fabric - 'Mechtilde'
16 x 8in. (40.7 x 20.2cm.)
Vanessa Bell, and thence by family descent until 1987
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R. Shone, Bloomsbury Portraits, London, 1976, pl.64
London, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, The Omega Workshops: Alliance and Emity in English Art, 1911-1920, no.25 a-c
The 'Mechtilde' design was one of six linen fabrics for sale at the Omega Workshops when it opened in July 1913. It was printed in several different colour schemes by the Maromme Print Works in Rouen, France, and was named after Princess Mechtilde Lichnowsky, the wife of a German Ambassador who financially supported Fry's Omega project.
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