Stevengraph STG # 187 The Good Old Days  Thomas Stevens
Stevengraph STG # 187 The Good Old Days  Thomas Stevens
Stevengraph STG # 187 The Good Old Days  Thomas Stevens

THOMAS STEVENS (born 1828)

Stevengraph STG # 187 "The Good Old Days" Thomas Stevens

1879 Coventry

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Stevengraph "The Good Old Days" with 5-title back label dating this piece to October/ November 1879. Framed This is cataloged as STG#187 in Austin Sprake's definitive work (see below for details).
The design features a Royal Mail Coach, pulled by four horses, on the journey from London to York.
This design first appeared in May 1879 when it was titled at the London & York Royal Mail Coach. It was produced for the York Exhibition (May - October 1879).
This picture was produced by Thomas Stevens (1828-1888), a 19th-century weaver from Coventry, famous for his invention of the stevengraph, a woven silk picture.
He exhibited internationally in America, France and Holland, winning some 30 medals and diplomas.The firm continued long after his death in 1888, although production slowed to a trickle by the time the First World War started.
Fine, original, undamaged condition. Bright colours, mount not cut down, Some light foxing on the mount (matte) and silk.
Austin Sprake, "Price Guide to Stevengraphs". The Antique Collectors' Club, 1972.
Dimensions
Height 15.60 cm (6.14 inches)
Width 23.00 cm (9.06 inches)
Stock Code
6455
Medium
Silk
Signed/Inscribed
c1879
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