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Design for embroidery - 'Continuatio der Kunst- und Fleiß-übenden Nadel-Ergötzung oder des neu-ersonnenen Besondern Nehe-Bichs dritter Theil'; 'Continuation of Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle or the newly invented Special Sewing Book'; Part III
  • 'Continuatio der Kunst- und Fleiß-übenden Nadel-Ergötzung oder des neu-ersonnenen Besondern Nehe-Bichs dritter Theil'
    Helm, Margaretha, born 1659 - died 1742
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'Continuatio der Kunst- und Fleiß-übenden Nadel-Ergötzung oder des neu-ersonnenen Besondern Nehe-Bichs dritter Theil'; 'Continuation of Delights of the Art and Industry of the practising Needle or the newly invented Special Sewing Book'; Part III

  • Object:

    Design for embroidery

  • Place of origin:

    Nuremberg, Germany (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1725 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Helm, Margaretha, born 1659 - died 1742 (made)
    Johann Christoph Weigel, born 1654 - died 1726 (published)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving and etching on laid paper.

  • Museum number:

    E.5091-1905

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case 92, shelf C, box 4

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These two printed designs are for embroidered stomachers featuring floral and acanthus leaf motifs. 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 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.

Physical description

Printed designs (2) for stomachers featuring floral motifs. The design on the right hand side features acanthus leaves.

Place of Origin

Nuremberg, Germany (published)

Date

ca. 1725 (made)

Artist/maker

Helm, Margaretha, born 1659 - died 1742 (made)
Johann Christoph Weigel, born 1654 - died 1726 (published)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving and etching on laid paper.

Marks and inscriptions

'40'
'Vorstecker'

Dimensions

Height: 31.5 cm Size of plate, Width: 40.4 cm Size of plate.

Descriptive line

Printed designs (2) for stomachers from a pattern book, about 1725 by Margaretha Helm (1659-1742)

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ludwig, H. Nürnberger naturgeschichtliche Maleria im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert. Mahrburg an der Lahn: Basilisken-Presse, 1998. pp.255 and 333.
This was originally presented as the author's thesis (Berlin Technical University 1993).
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
The full text of the record is as follows:

'HELMIN, Margaretha (worked mid-18th century)

Designs for embroidery. 3 parts. (GUILMARD, p.449, no, 86, describes only the first, which he declares to consist of title, 52 plates, and 2 pp. text; BERLIN, 901, describes only the second part, which is said to consist of title, 47 plates and 4 pp. text.)
Each title lettered von fr: Margaretha Helmin zu finden in Nürnberg bey Joh: Christoph Weigel.
Engravings. Various sizes.
E.5051 - 5105-1905; E.3361 - 3412-1932; E.1125 - 1176-1933.

Part I. Kunst- und Fleiss-übende Nadel Ergötzungen oder neu-erfundenes Neh- und Stick-Buch. Title and 52 numbered plates. E.3361 - 3412-1932.

Part II. Fortgesetzer Kunst- und Fleiss-übender Nadel- auch Laden-Gewirck-Ergötzungen oder neu-erfundenen Neh und Stick-Buchs Anderer Theil. Title,. 51 numbered plates and 4 pp. text. E.1125 - 1176-1933.

Part III. Continuanto Der Kunst- und Fleiss-übenden Nadel-Ergötzung oder des neu-ersonnenen besondern Nehe-Buchs Dritter Theil. Title and 54 numbered plates. E.5051 - 5105-1905.'

Production Note

These printed designs by Helm are catalogued as Helmin, the feminine form of Helm, in the Micromedia online catalogue.

Materials

Ink; Laid paper

Techniques

Etching (printing process); Copper engraving

Subjects depicted

Acanthus; Floral motifs; Stomachers

Categories

Designs; Embroidery; Fashion

Production Type

Design

Collection code

PDP

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