silk WITHOUT the registration number woven in bottom right corner:
 
 
Image of H.R.H. The Duchess of Cornwall & York, the future Queen Mary
silk WITH the registration number woven in bottom right corner:
 
 
 
 
 
Image of H.R.H. The Duchess of Cornwall & York, the future Queen Mary, with woven registration number

H.R.H. The Duchess of Cornwall & York

- future Queen Mary


Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
so 608 STG13 161
 
Words:
Woven on silk:-
H.R.H. THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL & YORK

Printed at bottom of card-mount:-
 
WOVEN IN PURE SILK.

 

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm deep by cm wide

Comments:
by Austin Sprake:
 

by Geoffrey Godden:
Born on 26 May 1867, the daughter of Francis, Duke of Teck, and Princess Mary Adelaide, Princess Victoria Mary married George, the second son of King Edward VII, on 6 July 1893.
The Princess then became H.R.H. The Duchess of Cornwall and York and later, in November 1901, the Princess of Wales (see so552).
Princess Mary became Queen on the death of King Edward VII in May 1910 (see so384).

This portrait silk depicts Queen Mary as H.R.H. THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL AND YORK, the official title, which was woven across the bottom of the silk.
The design was registered on 8 May 1901, and the registration number 373873 is woven on most examples.

The short title DUCHESS OF YORK was first listed on label 31+39.

The same picture was also issued with the amended title H.R.H. THE PRINCESS OF WALES in 1901 (see so552).

Other comments:
Two images are shown above. The right hand version having the woven registration number, 373873 of 8 May 1901, whilst the image on the left does not have this number.



Back to List of Portraits
Back to Stevengraphs

This page was created on 13 April 2004
new image added 27 April 2008, and replaced 25 November 2013. Image with registration number added 7 June 2015
Both images replaced with improved versions on 18 September 2017. Image with registration number replaced 2 January 2021 © Peter Daws
Web site address: www.stevengraph-silks.com