Portrait of Queen Victoria, with Jubilee dates woven at foot of silk


1837 JUBILEE 1887


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:-
go 293 955b Sprake did not record any Grants

Woven on Silk:-
1837 JUBILEE 1887

Printed at top of card:-

Printed at bottom of card:-
Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

cm deep by cm wide

cm high by cm wide


by Geoffrey Godden:
The Grant portrait of Queen Victoria was issued in her Jubilee year - 1887. A small version was included in the Jubilee Album {i.e. the version above}.

Other portraits of Queen Victoria depicted her as she was on her accession in 1837 (955a) - [being go284 on this site].

The silks showing her in 1887 were issued in two sizes, one (955) - [being go288 on this site] - of 7 inches by 5 1/4 inches (17.8cm by 13.3cm), the other (955b) 6 inches by 4 1/2 inches (15.2cm by 11.4cm) - [being the image above].

In addition to these, a large Jubilee Trophy was made, measuring 9 inches by 7 inches (22.9cm by 17.8cm). This included a portrait silk of Queen Victoria, the Royal Arms and other emblems (955c) - [being go4 on this site].

Other comments:
The Jubilee Album is shown on this site as go36, and the portrait above of Queen Victoria is contained within that album.

Godden above refers to two portraits issued in 1887. Further research has now established there are actually three:
go288: This is the larger version referred to by Godden. It has the portrait of Queen Victoria in a card mount with title above and below.
go292: This is also a larger version, but has the additional words " 1837 JUBILEE 1887 " woven into the silk below the portrait.
go293: This is the version above, and is the same silk as go292, but in a smaller card mount. The card mount is smaller as the usual Grant credit printed on the matt below the silk has been omitted, thus enabling the card to fit into the overall Jubilee Album format.

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