St. Paul's Cathedral - 1990

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
obk 108   not listed not listed

Brocklehurst Whiston silk picture of St. Paul's Cathedral, London
The image of this silk was very kindly donated by Mary Dodd

Woven on silk:-  

woven in silk 1990
Printed at bottom of card mount:-  

St. Paul's Cathedral

Legend printed on separate paper accompanying silk:-
For many years Brocklehurst's London offices were located in the shadow of the Cathedral. The main silk trade flourished in this area and from where Spitalfield designs originated and enjoyed world fame as did the many silk houses and export companies, many being members of the Worshipful Company of Weavers.

Card mount:
cm deep by cm wide

11.4 cm high by 18.2 cm wide

Technical Details supplied by Lewis Cowen:
First Sketch:    unknown
Design Draft:Mr David Proud (Wm. Rigg & Co. Ltd)
Card Cutter:Mr George Dodsworth (Wm. Rigg & Co. Ltd)
Weaving:Mrs Marlene Lawson
Design No:unknown

by Lewis Cowen:
ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL was chosen as the subject for the 1990 picture. At first sight this appears to be one more with no perceived connection with Macclesfield, but the legend reveals all. The main silk trade flourished in this area and Brocklehurst's London offices had been located close to the Cathedral for many years.

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