International Exhibition,

Glasgow, 1888

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 344 STG120 35
 

Image of the exhibition buildings and site
the image of this silk picture was kindly donated by John Hartwig, USA
 

Words:
Woven on silk:-
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-

WOVEN IN PURE SILK BY THOMAS STEVENS, STEVENGRAPH WORKS, COVENTRY

International Exhibition,
GLASGOW, 1888.
 

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm high by cm wide

Comments:
by Austin Sprake:

by Geoffrey Godden:
A landscape view of the exterior of the Glasgow Exhibition of 1888. This rare subject is not listed on the standard back-labels, indicating that the picture was probably sold only at the Exhibition. Examples are found on type B card-mounts - normally B2.
A contemporary review of the Exhibition noted:

  Mr. Thomas Stevens has a rather peculiar looking Jacquard loom, which is constantly attended by a crowd of onlookers while at work. It weaves, in silk, portraits, book-marks, pictures of the Exhibition, and other pictures . . . 

Other comments:

 



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