Victoria 1837 - 1897

(Dates either side of crown)

Woven by Lester & Harris

Reference Number:-  
oli 4  
 

 
Framed silk with image of elderly Queen Victoria, and words of four line poem

Words:

 
 
 
VICTORIA
 
 
1837
[image of crown on cushion]
 
1897
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

[image of elderly
Queen Victoria]

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
"HER COURT WAS PURE; HER LIFE SERENE;
GOD GAVE HER PEACE; HER LANDS REPOSED;
A THOUSAND CLAIMS TO REVERENCE CLOSED
IN HER AS MOTHER, WIFE, AND QUEEN."
   
TENNYSON
 

 

Size of Silk:

19.5cm long by 10.6cm wide

Alternative back-ground colours:
 
Comments:
This silk is mounted, on the reverse of which is stuck a label which says "Manufactured by Lester, Harris & Co., Great Heath Works, Foleshill, Coventry". This is an alternative name for the weavers known as "LESTER & HARRIS".
 
Framed silk with image of elderly Queen Victoria, and words of four line poem

A second image, kindly provided by Jacqueline Gibney, New Zealand, is recorded on this site, and there is a great deal of similarity to the image above. On that image, the weavers name is clearly visible as "LESTER & HARRIS". It is therefore believed that these silks were made by the same weaver.

 

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