THE LAUGHING CAVALIER

Woven by Brough, Nicholson & Hall Ltd.

Reference Number:-  
obn 428  

The Laughing Cavalier
Words:

Woven at top of silk:-


AETA SVA 26
A J624

Woven at bottom of silk:-
Designed & Woven in SILK by
BROUGH, NICHOLSON & HALL Ltd. LEEK. Eng
From the original in the
Wallace Collection, by permission.

Size of Silk:

15.5 cm high by 8.6 cm wide

Comments:

by Godden:
Godden includes reference to this silk whilst discussing more modern silks 

 

Other comments:
The silk itself is based upon the painting by Frans Hals

Carole Clarke (see bibliography) mentions 'The Laughing Cavalier' as being one of the silks her family had displayed.

My own version is contained within a cardboard sleeve,
on the front of which it says
'a matter of texture ~'

Inside it reads
'What is the attraction of a woven label?
One of the great charms of an original work of art is
its texture. This is always lacking in a printed copy.
A design that is woven has texture as well as colour
which gives it an attraction in its own right. The design
on the cover is woven, and you will doubless agree
that it is very skilfully done, but you will also notice
that it has a charm of its own, due to the interest of
the woven texture.

In an oil painting richness of colour is often obtained
by impasto, or thickness of paint. In a woven label the
same principle applies; the threads are raised and give
a brilliance of effect not possible by any other process.'

BROUGH, NICHOLSON & HALL LTD
Incorporating Thomas Stevens (Coventry) Ltd
LEEK. STAFFS


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