by Austin Sprake:
This variation on the normal portrait is not recorded by Sprake.
by Geoffrey Godden:
This variation on the normal portrait is not recorded by Godden.
As noted above, the signature of Roberts is in the middle of the silk, below the portrait, rather than the usual position to the left.
There is a mysterious mark to the left of the signature, just below the covered wagon, which looks like the top of the " R " of the normal large signature silk, [as can be seen on so436]. If it is, and bearing in mind the actual signature is of the normal small size silk, then it would appear as if this silk was woven with a number of jacquard cards out of line.