A Present from the
Edinburgh International Exhibition,
1886

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 36   STG119 16a
 

6 individual images of the Exhibition site and sites in and around Edinburgh
the image of this silk picture was kindly donated by John Hartwig, USA

Words:
Woven on silk:-
 
[Coat of Arms]
 
THE NETHERPORT
& FRENCH AMBASSADORS HOUSE
 
ROYAL PORCH
THE MINT AND GOURLAY'S HOUSE
WOVEN IN THE EDINBURGH EXHIBITION 1886
CARDINAL BEATON'S HOUSE
OLD ASSEMBLY ROOMS
AND BLACK TURNPIKE
 
LORD SELKIRK'S HOUSE
& TOLBOOTH

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
WOVEN IN PURE SILK BY THOMAS STEVENS, STEVENGRAPH WORKS, COVENTRY

A PRESENT FROM
THE
Edinburgh International Exhibition,
1886

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

each individual silk:

Coat of Arms:
cm high by cm wide
THE NETHERPORT:
5.1cm high by 4.1cm wide
ROYAL PORCH:
5.1cm high by 4.1cm wide
WOVEN IN THE EDINBURGH EXHIBITION 1886:
cm high by cm wide
CARDINAL BEATON'S HOUSE:
5.1cm high by 4.1cm wide
LORD SELKIRK'S HOUSE:
5.1cm high by 4.1cm wide
Comments:
by Austin Sprake:
Shows a view of the Exhibition building and four small views of Edinburgh, surmounted by the City's Coat of Arms. 

by Geoffrey Godden:
Apart from the single normal-size view of the Exhibition buildings [st 468 on this site], there was also issued a larger multi-view picture measuring 10 1/2inches by 8 1/2inches (above). This card-mount also bears the printed inscription "A present from the Edinburgh International Exhibition, 1886". The central silk shows the same view as st 468 (with the Stevens credit below); surmounting this is the arms of the city and, on each side, two smaller views of the old city - making four views in all.
These Edinburgh Exhibition subjects do not appear listed on the standard back-labels as the special silks were sold only to visitors to the Exhibition.

Similar Edinburgh views were issued by W. H. Grant, who also had a stand at the Exhibition.  

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