ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History   /  book reviews, articles


'Al die edelvrouwen en goudsmidsdochters. Negentiende eeuwse kruissteekpatronen naar contemporaine schilderijen' (all those noblewomen and goldsmiths' daughters. Nineteenth-century cross-stitch patterns after contemporary paintings), by Ruth Krul, in: Leids Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek, 2003, pp. 251-273, text in Dutch, illustrated in black and white.


A study of Berlin woolwork pictures after contemporary paintings in the context of a yearbook dealing with the reproduction of images by means of prints, photography and other media. The author sketches the history of embroidered pictures and in her discussion of Berlin woolwork examples shows how the models used were adapted in both design and colour so as to make them suitable for embroidery. There are also many quotations from contemprary admirers and critics of the technique.


Carl Joseph Begas,
'Zwei Mädchen auf dem Berge', painting, 55 x 63 cm.
Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn



Berlin woolwork pattern, untitled,
published by M. Levy, Neue Friedrichstrasse 57, Berlin, 37,5 x 33,5cm.
Landwehr-Vogels Pattern Collection,
City Archives, Tiel.


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