Item NMC/1628 - Navy and green embroidery display

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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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Name of creator

(fl c1925-1940)

Biographical history

Glasgow embroiderer and teacher. One of an active group of designers working in Glasgow during the 1920s and 30s. In 1928 succeeded Ann Macbeth as head of the embroidery department, Glasgow School of Art, a post she relinquished in 1931 in order to establish the 'Arthur Studios' at 15 Rose Street. Author of An Embroidery Book.

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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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Description identifier

GB 1694 NMC/1628

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GB 1694

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


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