Specimens of rare and beautiful needlework / designed and executed by Mrs. Delany and her friend the Hon. Mrs. Hamilton ; photographed from the originals in the possession of Lady Hall of Llanover.
- [London] : Published by Dickinson Bros., 114 New Bond Street, [approximately 1860]
- Physical Description:
- 2 volumes : illustrations ; 37 cm
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- "In the present publication, for the first time, photography is applied to the reproduction of specimens of needlework."--Vol. , page .
Issued in two parts, each containing  leaves of plates with descriptive letterpress text. Additional parts were contemplated but never published.
Vol. :  pages,  leaves of plates; v. :  pages,  leaves of plates.
The plates are mounted photographs (albumen prints) reproducing specimens of embroidery. Plates  and  each consist of 2 mounted prints.
Mrs. Delany & her circle, edited by Mark Laird and Alicia Weisberg-Roberts, pages 15, 66, 72-73
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original printed wrappers, with red cloth back (2 volumes).
- Subject Terms:
- Delany, Mrs. (Mary), 1700-1788.Embroidery -- England -- History -- 18th century.Hamilton, Dorothea, active 18th century.Llanover, Augusta Hall, Baroness, 1802-1896 -- Art collections.
- Albumen prints.
- 1. Group of poppies ... designed by Mrs. Delany
- 2. Summer cover of Mrs. Delany's drawing-room chairs
- 3. Group of spring flowers ... by Mrs. Hamilton
- 4. Companion to no. 3
- 5. Basket of flowers ... by Mrs. Hamilton.
- 6. Group of poppies ... companion to the first plate
- 7. Two groups ... thistle with pink convolvulus ... white rose ... on a petticoat of black satin ... by Mrs. Delany
- 8. Double lilac anemone and yellow jessamine (from the same petticoat)
- 9. Purple auricula and scarlet geranium (from the same petticoat)
- 10. Two stomachers, the one designed and embroidered by Mrs. Delany, the other painted ... by ... Mrs. Hamilton.