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W.H. Grant and Co. (Coventry, England)

Field Marshal Lord Roberts, V.C.

[Coventry, England] : [W.H. Grant & Co.], [1900]
Physical Description:
1 silk picture : color ; 10 x 7 cm, in mount 18 x 14 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NK9002.W8 F5 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Visual Materials
"In 1900 Mssrs Grant issued a series titled 'Soldiers of the Queen' on the special back-labels and 'Empire makers' on the front of the card-mount. The label ... gives the relevant information on this series of Boer War heroes, each of whom was also depicted in Stevens silk portraits ... The first issues of 'Empire makers' has this title above the portrait and the name of the hero printed in plain letters below the portrait; but portraits were later sold without the general title and with the name of the sitter printed in a new, fancy type."--Godden
W.H. Grant & Co. were a primary competitor of Thomas Stevens (and his series of silk Stevengraphs).
A woven picture, machine-embroidered on silk.
Publication information from Godden.
Godden, G. Stevengraphs and other Victorian silk pictures, p. 429-430
The picture depicts Lord Roberts above the Union Jack and a small scene of battle.
Subject Terms:
Roberts, Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Earl, 1832-1914 -- Portraits.
Silk pictures -- Specimens.
South African War, 1899-1902.
Embroidery (visual works)

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