Houses of Parliament

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 336   STG133 33

Image of Houses of Parliament and Big Ben in the background
the image of this silk picture kindly donated by John Hartwig, USA

Woven on silk:-

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-


17.8cm deep by 32.4cm wide

6.4cm high by 17.8cm wide

by Austin Sprake:
Picture in black and white with blue sky, green trees and union jack in colour. Usually no title. Often in calendar form.

by Geoffrey Godden:
A landscape view of the British Houses of Parliament, with the tower of Big Ben as seen from the far side of the River Thames. This is a subject issued in the twentieth century, like other views such as the TOWER OF LONDON [st588 on this site], and it is normally mounted on an untitled card. It was mainly issued as part of a calendar.
The design was reputedly copied from a bank-note of this period which featured the Houses of Parliament.
It should be noted that W. H. Grant issued a similar silk-woven view.

Other comments:
The Stevengraph silk above was also used in the 1930 calendar

Of interest, I have seen another picture of Stevens HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT on which is attached this very unique label:

Label attached to another picture of Houses of Parliament, this being signed by Wilma Sinclair Le Van Baker
this label was attached to another picture of Stevens Houses of Parliament, not the one shown above,
and is signed by Wilma Sinclair Le Van Baker, on 11 October 1956.


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new image added 27 October 2014. Interesting back label added 14 January 2018 © Peter Daws
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