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Creator:
Stevens, Thomas, 1828-1888.
Title(s):

For life or death : heroism on land.

Published/Created:
Coventry ; London : Thomas Stevens, [1880]
Physical Description:
1 silk picture : color ; 5 x 15 cm, in mount 13 x 21 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK9002.S8 F6 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Visual Materials
Notes:
"Woven in pure silk by Thomas Stevens, inventor and manufacturer, Coventry and London."
Date from Godden.
A woven picture, machine-embroidered on silk.
Godden, G. Stevengraphs and other Victorian silk pictures, 26
Includes printed advertisement, on reverse of the mount, for other subjects in the Stevengraph series.
"There are two distinct versions of this subject but both depict a horse-drawn fire engine. The first shows four horses drawing the engine, with a fifth horse and rider spurring them on. A three-storey house is seen in flames in the top left-hand corner of the picture ... The second version shows only two horses ... "--Godden.
Subject Terms:
Fire departments -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Fire engines -- Pictorial works.
Rescues -- Pictorial works.
Silk pictures -- Specimens.
Form/Genre:
Embroidery (visual works)
Stevengraphs.
Textiles.
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