DESIGNED FOR THE GREAT EXHIBITION

1851
LONDON

Woven by James Wilde & Son, Macclesfield

Reference Number:- owl 4 
 
Large silk panel with portrait of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, titled 'Designed for the Great Exhibition, 1851, London'. (This is the earliest known Macclesfield woven silk	picture, and is housed in the Macclesfield Museums Trust)
the image of this silk picture was kindly donated by Peter Banks, Macclesfield
Words:
 

Woven on silk:-

DESIGNED FOR THE [Coat of Arms] GREAT EXHIBITION.

 
 

1851

 
 

LONDON.

 
J. Wilde and Sons
T Riseley
Macclesfield

 
Size of Silk:

91.5cm high by 71.0cm wide

Comments:

by Austin Sprake:
Sprake does not record this weaver, nor silk.

by Geoffrey Godden:
Godden does not record this weaver, nor silk. 

Other comments::
This is the earliest known woven silk picture produced in Macclesfield.
It was produced by James Wilde & Sons, and designed by Thomas Riseley (born 1811 in Macclesfield)
It is believed there is another copy of this silk in the "Macclesfield Museums Trust."
 

Enlargement of the woven credit
Enlargement of the woven credit

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