Artwork

Artwork; sketch for moquette design Shield, by Enid Marx, 1946
Continuous infinity signs and the diamond shapes made in the negative space, rows aligned to make a repetitive pattern on a grid. Shapes alternatively filled with variations of lined patterns in blue and brown watercolour paint.
Simple name : Artwork
Date : 1946
Collection : Artwork
Object location : Acton Depot
Reference number : 1991/228
Size : H 387mm, W 463mm
Associated person : Enid Marx
Commissioner : London Passenger Transport Board : 1946
Mode : Tube
Title : Shield
Colour : Blue,Brown,White
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