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'Continuatio der Kunst- und Fleiß-übenden Nadel-Ergötzung oder des neu-ersonnenen Besondern Nehe-Bichs dritter Theil'

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

This is a printed design for a women's muff, featuring acanthus leaf patterns around a central floral 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 III. It is entitled Continuatio der Kunst- und Fleiss-übenden Nadel-Ergötzung oder des neu-ersonnenen besondern Nehe-Buchs Dritter Theil or Continuation of the Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle or the newly-invented special Sewing Book Third part.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional Titles
  • 'Continuation of Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle or the newly invented Special Sewing Book'
  • Part III (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Engraving and etching on laid paper.
Brief Description
Printed design for embroidery for a woman's muff from a pattern book, about 1725 by Margaretha Helm (1659-1742)
Physical Description
Printed design, for a women's muff, featuring acanthus leaf patterns around a central floral motif.
Dimensions
  • Size of plate height: 19.1cm
  • Size of plate. width: 30.3cm
Production typeDesign
Marks and Inscriptions
  • '30' (Plate number in ink at bottom right hand corner of page.)
  • 'zü ein Fraüen zimmer müff' (Inscription below the design.)
Production
These printed designs by Helm are catalogued as Helmin, the feminine form of Helm, in the Micromedia online catalogue.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This is a printed design for a women's muff, featuring acanthus leaf patterns around a central floral 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 III. It is entitled Continuatio der Kunst- und Fleiss-übenden Nadel-Ergötzung oder des neu-ersonnenen besondern Nehe-Buchs Dritter Theil or Continuation of the Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle or the newly-invented special Sewing Book Third part.
Bibliographic References
  • Ludwig, H. Nürnberger naturgeschichtliche Maleria 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.
  • 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.5081-1905

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