Image of The Late Earl of Beaconsfield, being Benjamin Disraeli
the image of this silk portrait was kindly
donated by John Hartwig, USA

The Late Earl of Beaconsfield

(no flowers)


Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
so 88 STG51 88
 
Words:
Woven on silk:-
 

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
WOVEN IN PURE SILK BY T. STEVENS, COVENTRY

The Late Earl of Beaconsfield 

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm deep by cm wide

Comments:
by Sprake:
 

by Godden:
The Earl of Beaconsfield was the title granted to Benjamin Disraeli in 1876. This famous British politician was born in London on 21 December 1804, and was Prime Minister in 1868 and from 1874 to 1880. He died on 19 April 1881.

THE LATE EARL OF BEACONSFIELD was first mentioned on label 21+2 and was one of the first two Stevens portrait silks issued. Three different variations were made, this one, so92, and the rare so96.

In this first version, so88 above, the subject faces half left, and the portrait lacks the spray of flowers seen below it in later versions.

The second version, so92, differs only from this earlier version in that a spray of flowers appears placed across the jacket. Late examples on a leather-textured card-mount often lack the printed title. Some examples of about 1891 have the D1 type mount with barbed lettering.

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