[Fabric samples]The Repository Of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics.
Three real cloth fragments glued over woodcut design, letterpress below. Complete. Sheet 235 x 145mm, 9¼ x 5¾".
For Rudolph Ackermann's 'Repository of Arts' periodical, published from 1809-1829. It discussed and illustrated day to day life, and influenced English taste in fashion, architecture and literature. It regularly featured (numbered) samples from cloth merchants and manufacturers as a means of promoting their products. Figures represented include Britannia and Neptune; also a lion and the royal coat of arms.
[Ref: 19079] £65.00