This 1950s ink and gouache fashion illustration of a woman in a purple bell skirt with a long-sleeved collared blouse is by fashion designer Frederick Gibson Bayh (1917-2007). Bayh frequently used silks and brocades selected from Gump's famous collection of Asian art treasures. Bayh designed with a dramatic sense of Hollywood glamour for clients such as Dinah Shore, Lily Pons, and Anne Baxter . Some of his original garments can be found in fashion museums around the world. Bayh often attached a fabric swatch to his designs.
Gouache & Ink on Paper with Fabric Swatch
18"x21.5" framed, 11"x14.5" unframed
Framed in a contemporary wood frame in a distressed warm silver color with gray sides using black over charcoal archival matting and etched non-glare glass. Signed lower right.