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

Design for Embroidery
ca.1725 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

These two printed designs are for shoes featuring a floral pattern. They are 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 designs (2) for shoes featuring floral patterns, about 1725, by Margaretha Helm (1659-1742).
Physical Description
Printed designs (2) for embroidered shoes. They are both floral patterns with decorative elements.
Dimensions
  • Size of plate. height: 19.2cm
  • Size of plate. width: 28.9cm
Production typeDesign
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Ein schüh' (Inscription below the design.)
  • '42' (Plate number in ink at bottom right of page.)
Gallery Label
Printed design for embroidered upper About 1725 Germany Margaretha Helmin Ink on paper From The Delights of the Art and Industry of the Practising Needle or The Newly Invented Sewing and Embroidery Book V&A: E.3403-1932(2015-2016)
Production
These printed designs by Helm are catalogued as by Helmin, the feminine form of Helm, in the Micromedia online catalogue.



Attribution note: There are embroidered shows in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, T4262 women's shows, about 1720. Also T2574/75 women's shows about 1720. See bibliographic reference for Jutta Zander-Seidel.
Subjects depicted
Summary
These two printed designs are for shoes featuring a floral pattern. They are 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
  • Zander-Seidel, Jutta. Kleiderwechsel: Frauen-Männer under Kinderkleidung des 18 bis 20 Jahrhunderts. Nuremberg: Germanischen Nationalmuseum, 2000, p.261, pl.294., p.231, pl.248.
  • 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.3403-1932

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