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A Little Chinoiserie Inspiration on the 1920s Tube

Posted: September 28th, 2021 | No Comments »

Dora Batty’s illutration for London Underground in 1926 encouraging Londonders to use the tube to get out into the country has a nice chinoiserie touch in the Qing-inspired blouse. Batty (1891-1966) was a British designer, working in illustration, poster design, pottery and textiles. I know of no connection between her and China so assume she was simply reflecting 1920s chinoiserie-inspired fashion trends.

Dora Batty for London Underground, 1926
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