[Fabric samples]The Repository Of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics.
Four real cloth fragments glued over woodcut design, letterpress below. Complete. Sheet 255 x 155mm, 10 x 6". Slight staining.
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. The printed design incorporates a crown and the Prince of Wales's feathers; oval vignettes of a woman weaving cloth at a loom, a library interior, also a roundel with classical bust at centre.
[Ref: 19090] £65.00