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 Exhibition Buildings', untitled 'The Old Edinburgh Street', and 'The Band Stand')

A Present from the International Exhibition,
Edinburgh 1886

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


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Grant Catalogue Number:-
gt 23 not recorded unknown
 
Words:

Woven on Silk:-

left hand silk panel
central silk panel
right hand silk panel
The Exhibition Buildings
[un-named The Old Edinburgh Street]
The Band Stand

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:
23.0cm deep by 33.0cm wide

each individual silk:

Edinburgh City Coat of Arms:
cm high by cm wide
The Exhibition Building:
cm high by cm wide
The Old Edinburgh Street:
6.4cm high by 12.7cm wide
The Band Stand:
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 gt22, the same title, with the same four silk pictures. The only difference being that on the picture above, the silks " The Exhibition Buildings " appears to the left on the card mount, whilst it is to the right on gt22, and also that " The Band Stand " appears on the right on the picture above, and on the left on gt22.

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



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