A Present from

the
Edinburgh International Exhibition,
1886

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
st 468 STG119a 16
 

Image of arial view of the Exhibition site
the image of this silk picture was kindly donated by John Hartwig, USA

Words:
Woven on silk:-
WOVEN IN THE EDINBURGH EXHIBITION 1886 

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

silk:
6.4cm high by 10.2cm wide

Comments:
by Austin Sprake:
Single picture of the Exhibition Hall. [Sprake records STG119 as the Composite Picture silk with the same title]

by Geoffrey Godden:
This rare, hitherto unrecorded, silk shows an aerial view of the Edinburgh Exhibition buildings. This scene was woven at the Exhibition, which opened on 6 May 1886 (on which day 40,000 persons attended), and these silk-woven souvenirs were sold at the Stevens stand. The official catalogue notes - "Improved Jacquard Loom in motion for weaving all kinds of illuminated silk goods such as book-markers, silk pictures, braces, garters, ties, handkerchiefs, etc. etc." This Exhibition souvenir is mounted on a special Exhibition mount and bears label 20+2.  

Other comments:
Stevens also produced a multiple silk picture with exactly the same title. The other item (st 36 on this site) has the silk from above as the centre piece, and four other Edinburgh scenes around it, and the Edingurgh City Arms and crest.  

 


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