Three portraits of Roberts, with different sized woven portraits and different signature sizes

Roberts triptic

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
so 7 not recorded not recorded
Printed below silks:-
cm deep by cm wide

cm deep by cm wide

by Sprake:
Sprake does not record this title.

by Godden:
Sprake does not record this title.

Other comments:
The three individual silks which comprise this picture are all genuine Stevens manufacture. It is unlikely however that the matt is original.

All three silks are of Field-Marshal Lord Roberts. It is known that, as well as the size of signature changing, Stevens woven the same silk with different sized heads, possibly due to the loom tension being changed.
The group above reflect these differences, and the portraits are recorded individually as:

so440 Roberts F.M. (Lord Roberts - small signature to left) - medium sized head
so436 Roberts F.M. (Lord Roberts - large signature)

Back to List of Portraits
Back to Stevengraphs

This page was created on 10 April 2019 © Peter Daws
Web site address: