Four silk pictures in one frame, with the title, 'A Present from the International Exhibition, Edinburgh 1886'.  The mount contains the Edinburgh City Coat of Arms, and individual silks titled 'The Band Stand', untitled 'The Old Edinburgh Street', and 'The Exhibition Buildings')

A Present from the International Exhibition,
Edinburgh 1886

(comprising City Arms, 'The Band Stand', 'The Old Edinburgh Street' and 'The Exhibition Buildings')


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Grant Catalogue Number:-
gt 22 not recorded unknown
 
Words:
 
left hand silk panel
Woven on Silk:-
central silk panel
 
right hand silk panel
 
 
 
{un-named
The Band Stand]
[City Coat of Arms]
 
 
[un-named
The Old Edinburgh Street]
 
 
 
{un-named
The Exhibition Buildings]

Printed on the card mount:-

W. H. GRANT, MANUFACTURER, FOLESHILL, COVENTRY.
WOVEN IN PURE SILK
A Present from the International Exhibition,
Edinburgh, 1886
Size:
Card-mount:
24.2cm deep by 34.0cm wide

each individual silk:

Edinburgh City Coat of Arms:
4.3cm high by 4.5cm wide
The Band Stand:
cm high by cm wide
The Old Edinburgh Street:
cm high by cm wide
The Exhibition Building:
cm high by cm wide
Comments:

by Geoffrey Godden:
Godden does not record this title.

Other comments:
Godden discusses at great length a Grant multi-silk picture with printed title A PRESENT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION, EDINBURGH 1886 which comprises the Coat of Arms and five larger silk views, being " The Exhibition Buildings", " The Band Stand", "The Old Tolbooth", untitled "The Old Edinburgh Street", and "The Nertherbow Port".
He also discusses a variant of this silk, with the printed title, OLD EDINBURGH VIEWS, which contains only three of the five silks.
Godden however does not mention the printed title above which included the two silks omitted from the Old Edinburgh Views.

On this site is recorded, as gt23, the same title, with the same four silk pictures. The only difference being that on the picture above, the silk " The Band Stand " appears to the left on the card mount, whilst it is to the right on gt23, and also that " The Exhibition Buildings " appears on the right on the picture above, and on the left on gt23.

These three individual street scene silks were also issued by Grant as individually mounted pictures.



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