WALTER CRANE (1845-1915) (DESIGNER)
EMBROIDERED PANEL, CIRCA 1880
depicting a Grecian female figure holding aloft a mirror with inscription, silkwork reserved on a linen ground, original frame
43 x 26cm
Estimate £ 300-500
Note: Walter Crane was an artist and illustrator known for his embroidered illustrations of children's stories. In 1875, the Royal School of Needlework commissioned Crane (along with other pioneers of the Arts and Crafts and Aesthetic Movements, including Morris and Burne Jones) to design works some of which were sent to Philadelphia to be shown at the International Centennial Exhibition in 1876 taking needlework to the United States for the first time. Similar figures appear in the demi lune cabinet exhibited by the Royal School of Needlework at the exhibition this cabinet was sold by Paul Reeves and is now in the collection of The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, California.
Sold for £3,000 (buyer's premium included)