Cornish Farm was probably among the earliest of a series of designs based on Alec Walker's landscape sketches and paintings. This design was exhibited at the Independent Gallery, Grafton St, London in 1925. A reviewer of the exhibition wrote A Cornish Farm has chimney pots and latticed windows behind which one knows they are eating sloe jam and cream.
A Cornish Farm designed by Alec Walker hand block printed in blue, green and ochre on a natural coloured linen ground, round neck with 1 in collar, overlapping fastening with a button and buttonhole and press studs, lined with another Crysede design with a peach, blue and green design on natural cotton ground, and another flowery fabric at the back, long sleeves, pattern repeat 16 in or 40 cm.; length 19 1/2 in or 50 cm, Size 8-10 UK; 6-8 USA.
The design was illustrated in Frank Rutter's article on Alec Walker, Studio magazine, 1928 (vol 85).
Art Deco Textiles. Samuels, Charlotte p 128, Plate 104. The V & As piece is on silk.
Penlee Museum PEZPH 1999.10 for similar design but made into a linen dress.
Crysede Berriman, Hazel
See: My ARTICLE on Crysede.
Price: £850 | $1,110 | €960
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