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

  • Object:

    Design for embroidery

  • Place of origin:

    Nuremberg (published)

  • Date:

    ca. 1725 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Helm, Margaretha, born 1659 - died 1742 (made)
    Weigel, Johann Christoph (the elder), 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 E, case 92, shelf C, box 4

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 (published)

Date

ca. 1725 (made)

Artist/maker

Helm, Margaretha, born 1659 - died 1742 (made)
Weigel, Johann Christoph (the elder), 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.
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

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

Floral motifs; Acanthus; Stomachers

Categories

Designs; Embroidery; Fashion; Europeana Fashion Project

Production Type

Design

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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