GRACE DARLING

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 272 STG180 11
 

Image with Grace in a Blue skirt.
Image of Grace Darling rowing life-boat in stormy seas
the image of this silk picture was kindly donated by Carine Dierickx, Belgium
Image with Grace in a Green skirt.
Image of Grace Darling rowing life-boat in stormy seas
the image of this silk picture was kindly donated by John Hartwig, USA

Words:
Woven on silk:-
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-

GRACE DARLING.

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm high by cm wide

Comments:
by Austin Sprake:
The lighthouse keeper's daughter rowing in rough seas. Blue neck piece and skirts with red blouse.
STG180a: The same as STG180 except that the colours are quite different: green neck piece and skirts with mauve blouse.

by Geoffrey Godden:
This is a landscape scene of Grace Darling rowing her open boat, in very heavy seas, to the rescue of persons shipwrecked within sight of her father's Farne Island lighthouse in 1838. This subject is first listed on label 29+38 of 1893 and is found on card-mounts of types C and E. Twentieth-century examples are of slightly larger size than the earlier runs, which have a sight-length of approximately 5 1/2inches [14cm].
Variations in the colour of Grace Darling's clothing are recorded - some examples with a blue skirt, others with a green skirt and a mauve blouse, this latter version being normally of twentieth-century dating [see below].

Other comments:
This silk above of Grace Darling has on the reverse a label of 20+2 (dated at around 1886), although the front card-mount printing is type C3, dated around 1895.

 



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Replacement image of Grace in green skirt added 11 May 2013; and replacement image in blue skirt added 17 February 2013 © Peter Daws
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