Item NMC/0439 - Bedspread

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NMC/0439

Title

Bedspread

Date(s)

  • c1900 (Creation)

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Scope and content

Embroidered bedspread of linen with applique. The technique, lettering and choice of inscription are typical of Jessie Newbery's work. From the wear on the stitching of the inscription it is obvious that the bedspread has been in regular use. The heart shaped applique motifs are unfaded round the edges and there is evidence that the blue silk Inscribed: "God knows and/what he knows/is well and best/ the darkness/hideth not from/him but glows/clear as the/morning or the/evening rose/of east or west".

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Archival history

Glasgow School of Embroidery 1894-1920'; Glasgow; 1980.

Custodial history

Margaret Walker, 1975.

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Green and blue floss silk on green linen.

Dimensions: 2320 x 1750 mm / 2300 x 1730 mm

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GB 1694 NMC/0439

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GB 1694

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ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition

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