portrait of Sir Redvers Buller, V.C.

Sir REDVERS BULLER, V.C.


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:-
go 124 1004* Sprake did not record any Grants
 
Words:
Woven on Silk:-

ribbon with words:-
LABYSMITH FEBy 28th 1900

Printed at top of card:-

 

Printed at bottom of card:-

WOVEN IN PURE SILK
 
Sir Redvers Buller, V.C.

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm high by cm wide

Comments:

by Geoffrey Godden:
A summary of Sir Redvers Buller's career is given on so 132 where the Stevens portrait silk of this Boer War hero is reviewed.

This Grant portrait silk was first issued in the 1900-01 'Empire Makers' series and bears the woven inscription 'Ladysmith. Feby 28th 1900'. The Grant design was registered on 4 May 1900, number 356897 - nearly two weeks after the Stevens version was registered.

The portrait is very similar to the Stevens one, which appears to have been taken from the photograph by Knight published in The Sphere magazine of 27 January 1900. The early issues of the Grant silk have the name printed in plain type, but slightly later versions have it in fancy art type without the general title 'Empire Makers' [that is, the image above].

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