Gouache on paper. This is an original piece of hand-painted artwork for textile design. It features a fascinating late C19th Japanese design of fruit flowers and motif roundels. It is from the archive of Bianchini Ferier, which was sold at Christies, King St, London in 2001. Bianchini Ferrier, based in Lyon, France, was recognised as the leading printing company to couturiers. Clients included Poiret, Vionnet, Chanel, Schiaperelli, and Dior. The company employed top artists, most famously Raoul Dufy. Very good condition: slight damage to one corner and a small tear to the bottom edge; also there are marks, and numbering consistent with use as a design. 21" x 14"