portrait image of Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, M P.

Right Hon. JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN, M P.

CHAMPION OF FREEDOM

small, woven in black & white


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:-
go 140 1034 Sprake did not record any Grants
 
Words:

Woven on Silk:-

 

Printed at top of card:-
CHAMPION OF FREEDOM.

Printed at bottom of card:-
W.H GRANT, Manufacturer    Foleshill, Coventry
WOVEN IN PURE SILK.

 
Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, M P.

Size:
Card-mount:
cm deep by cm wide

silk:
cm high by cm wide

Comments:

by Geoffrey Godden:
This was one of the four earliest silk portraits, issued in 1885. It is small, in black and white silks. At first, it was sold at 6d; but by 1887 the price had been reduced to 3d.

A brief outline of this politician's career is given on so184, where the Stevens examples are discussed; but the Grant back-label found with this portrait silk also gives a review of Joseph Chamberlain's career. The words 'Champion of Freedom' are sometimes printed on the card mount, above the portrait.

Other comments:
The portrait above is facing half left.
A second version has Chamberlain facing helf right - recorded as go136 on this site
 



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