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Medium
screenprinted cotton, plastic
Measurements
(a) 46.0 cm (centre back) 52.5 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 153.0 cm (front length) 41.0 cm (waist, flat) (overalls)
(c) 69.0 cm (centre back) 60.0 cm (sleeve length) (shirt)
(d) 131.5 × 22.5 cm (noddie hat)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Inscription
(a) label, inside centre back neck line, printed in ink on white polyester: PLAIN JANE
printed in ink on white polyester on reverse: PRINTED by GAVIN BROWN.
(b) label, inside centre back waistline, printed in ink on white polyester: PLAIN JANE
printed in ink on white polyester on reverse: PRINTED by GAVIN BROWN.
(c) none
(d) none
Accession Number
2009.16.a-d
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2009
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Outfit comprising men's cropped jacket, shirt, overalls and noddie hat in screenprinted “patchwork print” on cotton. (a) Cropped jacket in cotton drill with “patchwork” print in red, purple and dark green on white ground. Print design features patchwork of imagery including boots, babies, medical illustrations and pipes. Round neck line, long sleeves and zig-zag hemline. Fastening at centre front with three large dark green pearlescent plastic buttons. Lined in red and white striped cotton. (b) Overalls in cotton drill with “patchwork” print in brown, orange and magenta on white ground. Print design features multiple motifs including medical illustrations, light globes and cockerel heads. Leg cuffs and bib area lined in black and white stripe polyester. Features four black pearlised plastic buttons on front bib panel and button fly with three metal buttons. Two pockets at front side seams and one patch pocket at rear. Additional fastening with metal button at shoulder straps and one at each side of waist band. (c) Long sleeve, collarless shirt in cotton flannelette with “patchwork” print in black, blue and purple on turquoise ground. Print design features multiple motifs including medical illustrations, light globes and cockerel heads. Features zig-zag detail on underside of sleeves and along overlayed panel at chest and is cut-away at underarms. Fastens at centre front with six white pearlised buttons and with two large plastic buttons on overlay panel and one at each cuff. (d) Noddie hat in cotton with “patchwork” print in brown, orange and magenta on white ground. Print design features multiple motifs including medical illustrations, light globes and cockerel heads. The hat is a long triangle shape with elasticated headband and a single brass bell at its tip.