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  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    1616-1635 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Claes Jansz Visscher (1587-1652), born 1587 - died 1652 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen damask

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Napkin of linen damask. Finely woven. Inscribed 'Londinium Britanniae Metropolis et Emporium' and shows the city of London from Old St. Paul's past London Bridge as viewed from the south bank of the Thames. Southwark is also represented. The picture is surrounded by a wide border of alternating sprays of flowers and leaves, crowns and fleurs de lys, and with a large bloom at the corner.

Satin of 5.
Warp 52 / inch
Weft approx. 56 / inch.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)


1616-1635 (made)


Claes Jansz Visscher (1587-1652), born 1587 - died 1652 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Linen damask

Marks and inscriptions

'Londinium Britanniae Metropolis et Emporium'
London the capital of Britain


Height: 44.063 in, Width: 28.938 in, Height: 110.2 cm, Width: 73.5 cm

Object history note

Pair with T.38-1982 to form a panorama of London looking North from the Thames.

Descriptive line

Napkin of linen damask, after an engraving by Claes Jansz Visscher, The Netherlands, 1616-1635


Textiles; Tableware & cutlery


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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