H.M.S. Berwick

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 288 STG185 31a
 

Image of small military ship resembling a gun boat
image source: " STEVENGRAPHS" by Austin Sprake and Michael Darby.

Words:
Woven on silk:-
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
 

WOVEN IN PURE SILK. 

H.M.S. Berwick. 

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm high by cm wide

Comments:

by Austin Sprake:
Certain back labels list "Battleship", which covers all the ships. STG181 to 184a [st280 to st324 on this site] are basically similar, depicting a late 19th-century, two-funnelled gunboat with red-coated marines and blue-coated sailors on the deck. The sea is bright blue, and the flags are red, white and blue.
H.M.S. Berwick: Title printed on mount. A three-funnelled gunboat sailing from right to left. 

by Geoffrey Godden:
A series of silks depicts six named naval vessels (and at least one unnamed); and the general title "Battleships" is to be found on some early twentieth-century labels from 33+33 of late 1901 or early 1902. These battleship Stevengraphs are very rarely found today. They were perhaps mainly sold at the naval ports, where they would soon have become "dated" or old-fashioned. The different titles are listed below in alphabetical order.
H.M.S. BERWICK.
A three-funnelled vessel (completed in 1902) steaming from right to left. The title is printed on the card-mount.

Other comments: 
This is identified as a Monmouth class armoured cruiser

 



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