Portrait image of Lord Randolph Churchill

Lord Randolph Churchill, M.P.

PERSEVERANCE, PLUCK, PATRIOTISM.

(small, black & white silk - facing slightly right)


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:-
go 152 983 Sprake did not record any Grants
 
Words:

Woven on Silk:-
 

Printed at top of card:-
PERSEVERANCE, PLUCK, PATRIOTISM.

Printed at bottom of card:-
W.H GRANT, Manufacturer, Foleshill, Coventry
WOVEN IN PURE SILK
 
Lord Randolph Churchill, M.P.

 
Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm high by cm wide

Comments:

by Geoffrey Godden:
This was one of the earliest portrait silks, first issued woven in black and white late in 1885, then being priced at 6d (but, with similar small-sized portraits, later reduced to 3d). This portrait occurs facing either slightly left {recorded as go148 on this site} or slightly to the right {that is, the image above}.
An outline of this famous politician's career is given in the Stevens section, so188 and can be seen printed on the back-label.

983a:   The portrait was also issued in a larger size, in coloured silks, priced at 2s in 1885 and 1886 but reduced to 6d each by 1887 {recorded as go160 on this site}. The Churchill silk was also included in the 1887 Jubilee Album {recorded as go161 on this site}. But these later versions have flowers woven across the bottom of the portrait - a feature lacking in the first issue of the 1885-6 period.
 

Other comments:
This same silk was also issued without the printed " M.P. ", and recorded as go144 on this site.
 



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