The painterly design is one of five fabrics designed by John Piper (1902-1993) for A Century of Sanderson 1860-1960 , Sanderson's prestigious Centenary Collection. This study of the Chiesa della Salute church in Venice was taken from Piper's 1959 travels when he was commissioned by the Arthur Jeffress Gallery in London. He then regularly made paintings of the city, and drew illustrations for an edition of Adrian Stokes's book Venice. Sanderson employed in-house designers, but also chose accomplished free-lancers to produce designs.
The colours are wonderful and were printed on a high quality satinised cotton, Sanderlin. These large design repeats were perfect for 60's architecture and now fit in well with loft living.
This horizontal length would look stunning mounted on a stretcher and hung. No need for glass. The colours will sing out. Let us do this for you.
The church sketched in black and coloured in ochre, cream, ivory, green blue, sage green, plaster pink and shades of grey, each repeat 23 1/2 in/60 cm wide x 19 1/2 in/50 cm high.
59 in x 17 in; /96 x 43 cm drop
The left hand selvedge with Chiesa Della Salute. An original
*Simon Martin John Piper. The Fabric of Modernism p 26
Jackson, Lesley 20th century Pattern Design. p 154
Rayner, Geoffrey; Chamberlain, Richard & Stapleton, AnnaMarie Artists' Textiles in Britain 1945-70 p 84
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