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|go 124||1004*||Sprake did not record any Grants|
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WOVEN IN PURE SILK
cm deep by cm wide
by Geoffrey Godden:
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].