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Vereinigte Stickmuster -Verlage

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Berlin (city) (made)

  • Date:

    1879 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Kuehn, Heinrich, born 1866 - died 1944 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Coloured prints on paper printed with a grid

  • Museum number:

    E.236:1-2010

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is the cover of a tiny, pocket-sized volume entitled Vereinigte Stickmuster -Verlage, (United Embroidery Pattern Publishing House), volume number 246, printed by Heinrich Kuehn after 1879. It is printed with the manufacturer's name, medallions decorated with heads of state, names of international exhibitions held in named cities and their dates. It is the cover for a volume of design prints for Berlin wool work that unfold like a concertina {E.236.2-20-2010].

The exhibitions named include the international ones of the Great Exhibition of 1851, the London International Exhibition held in 1862, the Welt Ausstellung (World Exhibition) held in Vienna in 1873, the Philadelphia International Exhibition and that in Sydney both held in 1879. The inclusion of their names on the cover suggests that Kuehn exhibited designs at the exhibitions.

The pattern book is from an archive of patterns belonging to embroiderers, including Miss Trevor, who was awarded certificates for first class work shown at the Festival Handicrafts Exhibition held by the Berkshire Federation of Women's Institutes held in September 1951 at Reading Town Hall and for having work chosen for the Exhibition of Handicrafts held at the Victoria and Albert Museum the following year.

Physical description

Tiny grey volume cover printed with title, manufacturer's name and heads of state, names of international exhibitions held in named cities and dates. It is the cover for a volume of design prints for Berlin wool work that unfold like a concertina {E.236.2-20-2010].

Place of Origin

Berlin (city) (made)

Date

1879 (made)

Artist/maker

Kuehn, Heinrich, born 1866 - died 1944 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Coloured prints on paper printed with a grid

Marks and inscriptions

'BERLIN 1844 / PHILADELPHIA 1876 / LONDON 1862 / WIEN 1873 / LONDON 1851 / SYDNEY 1879 / BERLIN 1879.'
These are the dates on international exhibitions.

Dimensions

Height: 6.5 cm, Width: 9.6 cm

Descriptive line

Volume of patterns for embroidery manufactured by Heinrich Kuehn, Berlin

Materials

Printing ink; Watercolour; Bodycolour; Gum arabic; Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Berlin woolwork

Categories

Designs; Prints; Embroidery; Textiles; The Great Exhibition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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