Godden includes reference to this silk whilst discussing more modern silks
The silk itself is based upon the painting by Frans Hals
Carole Clarke (see bibliography) also mentions 'The Taylor' 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