here you go, for comparison while it's up on Ebay - the Anthropologie bag is a direct lift from one of the dog collection scarves. http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-FOLK-ART-DOG-SCARF-/140475670342?pt=Vintage_Men_s_Women_s_Accessories&hash=item20b5009f46#ht_500wt_1156
This is a prime example of the valuable work your blog does, Lizzie.
Not only do you make sure that these designers are recognised for their beautiful and original work, but you've demonstrated how wilfully modern companies will exploit that original work without credit.
"Most of her work was clearly signed, so you know they know who the designer was." A very good point, especially in the era of reissued and reinvigorated Vera and Liberty prints. A continuing business interest ensures the authorship is cemented. A lack of business continuity turns a completely coherent body of work into design flotsam and jetsam. What a shame.
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Lin, bare trees like these are a common Keefe motif.
When Keefe died in 1960, her only survivor was her mother, and as far as I know, there is no one to hold the copyright to her work. So it may be legal to use it, but it bothers me that people are profiting from her work without even acknowledging that she was the designer. Most of her work was clearly signed, so you know they know who the designer was.
Ugh. That bag is cute as sin, but this is another reason (of many) why I can't stand Anthropologie and will not shop there or at Urban Outfitters. What a shame. While I admire their "look" (which is constantly, and understandably, deified by bloggers everywhere), their practices leave much to be desired. Not a fan.