Portrait image of The Late Earl of Beaconsfield (Disraeli)

The Late EARL OF BEACONSFIELD

PEACE WITH HONOUR

(with flowers)


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:-
go 80 1021 Sprake did not record any Grants
 
Words:

Woven on Silk:-

 

Printed at top of card:-
PEACE WITH HONOUR.

Printed at bottom of card:-
W.H GRANT, MANUFACTURER, COVENTRY, AND NEW YORK.
 
WOVEN IN PURE SILK.

 
The Late Earl of Beaconsfield.

Size:
Card-mount:
18.2cm deep by 13.2cm wide

silk:
11.1cm high by 6.2cm wide

Comments:

by Geoffrey Godden:
This early Grant silk portrait, first issued in 1885, is similar to the Stevens portrait listed as number 88 [see so92], (which contains the historical background). Some Grant back-labels, however, have a summary of the career of Disraeli, the Earl of Beaconsfield, while others list only the available subjects.

As with the other political portraits, variations are found - often in the colouring of the flowers under the portrait - and the subject is found in large and small sizes; in colours, originally sold at 6d each; or in black and white at 3d (1021a). Examples normally have the Grant name and address printed on the card-mount, under the silk.

 

Other comments:
 
Just to demonstrate that mistakes can be made, below is a woven silk portrait of GLADSTONE inadvertently mounted in a BEACONSFIELD card matt:
 
 

Portrait image of GLADSTONE, incorrectly mounted in a Late Earl of Beaconsfield (Disraeli) card matt
error: Gladstone's portrait mounted in Beaconsfield's printed card matt:
 
 


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new image added 16 January 2010. Image of error silk added 23 April 2022 © Peter Daws - Stevengraph-Silks