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Kunst-und Fleiss-übende Nadel-Ergötzungen oder neu- erfundenes Neh- und Stick-Buch

Embroidery Design
ca.1725 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This is a printed design for embroidery patches featuring a floral and acanthus leaf motif. It is from a pattern book for embroidery (about 1725) by Margaretha Helm (neé Mainberger) (born in 1659 in Deiningen, died in 1742 in Nuremberg, Germany). Helm worked in Nuremberg as an embroiderer, a teacher of embroidery and a copperplate engraver who had her designs published by Johann Christoph Weigel. The V&A has a series of pattern books for embroidery in three parts by Margaretha Helm of which this volume is Part I. It is entitled Kunst-und Fleiss-übende Nadel-Ergötzungen oder neu- erfundenes Neh- und Stick-Buch or
The Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle or the newly invented Sewing and Embroidery Book .


Object details
Categories
Object type
Additional titles
  • The Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle or newly invented Sewing and Embroidery book
  • Part I (series title)
Materials and techniques
Engraving and etching on laid paper
Brief description
Printed design for embroidery, about 1725, by Margaretha Helm (1659-1742).
Physical description
Printed design for embroidery for aprons featuring a swirling floral and acanthus leaf motif. There are three large designs and three smaller ones.
Dimensions
  • Size of plate. height: 39.6cm
  • Size of plate. width: 28.9cm
Production typeDesign
Marks and inscriptions
  • 'Gehert zu no.22'
  • '23' (Plate number in ink at top right of page/ bottom right of design.)
Production
These printed designs by Helm are catalogued as by Helmin, the feminine form of Helm, in the Micromedia online catalogue.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This is a printed design for embroidery patches featuring a floral and acanthus leaf motif. It is from a pattern book for embroidery (about 1725) by Margaretha Helm (neé Mainberger) (born in 1659 in Deiningen, died in 1742 in Nuremberg, Germany). Helm worked in Nuremberg as an embroiderer, a teacher of embroidery and a copperplate engraver who had her designs published by Johann Christoph Weigel. The V&A has a series of pattern books for embroidery in three parts by Margaretha Helm of which this volume is Part I. It is entitled Kunst-und Fleiss-übende Nadel-Ergötzungen oder neu- erfundenes Neh- und Stick-Buch or

The Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle or the newly invented Sewing and Embroidery Book .
Bibliographic references
  • Ludwig, H. Nürnberger naturgeschichtliche Malerie im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Mahrburg an der Lahn: Basilisken-Presse, 1998. pp.255 and 333.
  • Nürnberger Künstlerlexikon. München: Manfred H. Grieb, 2007.
  • Will, G.A. Supplement zu dem Nürnbergischen Gelehrten Lexicon oder Beschreibung derienigen Personen welche in den Buchstaben A bis Z vischer gänzlich ausgelassen worden sind. Nürnberg, 4, p.421
  • Grimm, Jacob, and Grimm, Wilhelm. Deutsches Wörterbuch. Leipzig,: Verlag von S. Hirzel, Third Volume, 1862, 1741, p.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1933, London: Printed under the Authority of the Board of Education 1934
Collection
Accession number
E.3384-1932

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Record createdApril 2, 2009
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