Item NMC/1628 - Navy and green embroidery display

Navy and green embroidery display (Version 1) Navy and green embroidery display (Version 2)

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Navy and green embroidery display


  • c1928-1943 (Creation)

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Framed display of navy and green embroidery with beading, with engraved title "Samples and Examples by Anne Knox Arthur, The Glasgow School of Art". Includes label "Embroidery A_Navy and Green" and instruction on back of frame. Due to information in archival documentation, display case can be dated pre-1943.

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Glasgow embroiderer and teacher.

GSA student in 1908/9 (age given as 36), 1909/10 and 1911/12, with her occupation given as Teacher.

Member of GSA staff in the Needlecraft and Embroidery departhment from 1912/13 to 1930/31. One of an active group of designers working in Glasgow during the 1920s and 30s. In 1928, she succeeded Ann Macbeth as head of the Embroidery department. Arthur also taught china painting and decorative leatherwork. She relinquished her GSA post in 1931 in order to establish the 'Arthur Studios' at 15 Rose Street.

Author of "An Embroidery Book". GSA Annual Reports record that she died during the 1949/50 academic session.

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Wood and textile

Dimensions: 690 x 435 x 20 mm

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Matches description in document listing example cases for museum lending scheme (GSAA/ISE/4/6), includes "Embroidery A". Similar display cases in NMC/1622-1627, NMC 1639-1640.

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