Thursday, September 4, 2008

Charlotte Moss reader question

I received an email from a reader asking about the illustration in a picture in a post I did awhile back on turquoise and red. The image in question is in Charlotte Moss's study - she writes
The illustration in question shows the lower half of a woman holding a handbag, located in far left corner of her office, below a group of 4 smaller photosDo any of you recognize what it is? Can we help my friend out?

10 comments:

columnist said...

No. But turquoise and red really do work, and I'm going to do it next time. I await your other respondents' replies. How intriguing!

MIMILEE said...

Nope, but I am loving that wallpaper!! I am wondering what it is and how I can get it!

I see you are in D.C. and I was wondering if you know Frank Babb Randolph, a wonderful designer there......He is a friend of mine and has been a guest in my home when he spoke at our Antiquarian Society several years ago.

Love your BLOG!

best regards,
MIMILEE,<><

Anonymous said...

You might ask Joni over at cotedetexas. She's very informative and full of knowledge.
I think Charlotte Moss has a store in NYC. You may also try calling the store to inquire.

Be the change..... said...

Anon, I sent Joni an email asking her :-) Calling the store to ask is a good idea though!
Mimilee, I don't know Frank Randolph -but maybe we'll cross paths one of these days - DC is like a small town!

Dianne said...

I have the answer. It's done by Rene Bouche. A mid century Vogue illustrator. It is of a Christian Dior bag and skirt.

I knew art school would come in handy at some point!! LOL

Be the change..... said...

Thanks Dianne! I'm sure art school is useful other ways too :-) Education is never a waste! Thanks for sharing!!!

pve design said...

Could it be Cecil Beaton? I will investigate this!

Cote de Texas said...

Oh, I see someone beat me to the answer. just kidding. I had no idea! glad y'all have misplaced faith in moi.

GO Piven!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

joke

Be the change..... said...

Oh Joni -don't be getting all political on me here in blogland! LOL

Anonymous said...

I believe it is a drawing BY Christian Dior....