The Art of Mary Linwood

The Art of Mary Linwood

By examining Linwood's replicas and their accompanying objects through the lens of material culture, this volume provides a much-needed contribution to the scholarship on women and cultural agency in the early nineteenth century.

Author: Heidi A. Strobel

Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts

ISBN: 1501343297

Category: Art

Page: 240

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When British textile artist and gallery owner Mary Linwood died in 1845 just shy of 90 years old, her estate was worth the equivalent of $4,000,000 in today's currency. As someone who made, but didn't sell, embroidered replicas of famous artworks after artists such as Gainsborough, Reynolds, Stubbs, and Morland, how did she accumulate so much money? From admission charges to her long-lived London gallery, which featured copies of well-known paintings by these popular artists. Linwood used props and specially designed rooms for her replicas to ensure that her visitors had an entertaining, educational, and kinetic tour, similar to what Madame Tussaud would do one generation later. The gallery's focus on picturesque painters provided her London visitors with an idyllic imaginary journey through the countryside. Its emphasis on quintessentially British artists provided a unifying focus for a country that had recently emerged from the threat of Napoleonic invasion. The Art of Mary Linwood: Embroidery, Installation, and the Popular Picturesque will be the first book on Leicester textile artist Mary Linwood (1755-1845) and catalogue of her work. It will rely on her gallery guides and previously unpublished letters between Linwood and her contemporaries, such as Birmingham inventor Matthew Boulton and Queen Charlotte. By examining Linwood's replicas and their accompanying objects through the lens of material culture, this volume will provide a much-needed contribution to the scholarship on women and cultural agency in the early nineteenth century.
Categories: Art

Mary Linwood

Mary Linwood

Author: City Museum and Art Gallery (Leicester). Department of Antiquities

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ISBN: OCLC:30160883

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Page: 8

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Mary Linwood

Mary Linwood

Author: Leicester Museums and Art Gallery. Department of Antiquities

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ISBN: OCLC:1008407564

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Page: 8

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Mary Linwood 1745 1845

Mary Linwood  1745 1845

Author: Leicester Museum and Art Gallery

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ISBN: OCLC:504841775

Category: Fabric pictures

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Categories: Fabric pictures

Unexpected Excellence

 Unexpected Excellence

Author: Alexandra Zoe Dostal

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ISBN: OCLC:1113005216

Category: Embroidery

Page: 184

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Categories: Embroidery

Pictorial Embroidery in England

Pictorial Embroidery in England

... Miss Mary Linwood, Artist in Needlework, c.1800 28 Peltro William Tomkins, Miss Linwood, 1806 29 Unknown artist, View of Mary Linwood's Gallery, c.1810 30 Mary Linwood, Exhibition of Miss Linwood's Pictures at the Hanover Square ...

Author: Rosika Desnoyers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350071766

Category: Design

Page: 184

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The little-known art of Berlin Work was once the most commonly practiced art form among European women. Pictorial Embroidery in England is the first academic study of both pictorial Berlin Work and its precursor, needlepainting, exploring their cultural status in the 18th and 19th centuries. From enlightenment practices of copying to the development of an industrial aesthetic and the making of the modern amateur, Berlin Work developed as an official knowledge associated with notions of cultural and scientific progress. However, with the advent of the Arts and Crafts movement and modernist aesthetics, Berlin Work was gradually demoted to a craft hobby. Delving into the social, cultural and economic context of English pictorial embroidery, Pictorial Embroidery in England recovers Berlin Work as an art form, and demonstrates how this overlooked practice was once at the centre of cultural life.
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Materializing Gender in Eighteenth Century Europe

Materializing Gender in Eighteenth Century Europe

In “Pocket museums: The display of art in women's almanacs during the First French Empire,” Whyte's analysis of women's ... Replication also plays a key role in Strobel's discussion of textile artist Mary Linwood (1755–1845), ...

Author: Heidi A. Strobel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351558877

Category: Art

Page: 240

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Art history has enriched the study of material culture as a scholarly field. This interdisciplinary volume enhances this literature through the contributors' engagement with gender as the conceptual locus of analysis in terms of femininity, masculinity, and the spaces in between. Collectively, these essays by art historians and museum professionals argue for a more complex understanding of the relationship between objects and subjects in gendered terms. The objects under consideration range from the quotidian to the exotic, including beds, guns, fans, needle paintings, prints, drawings, mantillas, almanacs, reticules, silver punch bowls, and collage. These material goods may have been intended to enforce and affirm gendered norms, however as the essays demonstrate, their use by subjects frequently put normative formations of gender into question, revealing the impossibility of permanently fixing gender in relation to material goods, concepts, or bodies. This book will appeal to art historians, museum professionals, women's and gender studies specialists, students, and all those interested in the history of objects in everyday life.
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Old Mistresses

Old Mistresses

Today, however, samplers are not generally seen as expressive art forms, and if they are valued at all it is for nostalgic reasons or for the manual ... In the eighteenth century Mary Linwood was the best known of the 'needlepainters'.

Author: Rozsika Parker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350149182

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Why is everything that compromises greatness in art coded as 'feminine'? Has the feminist critique of Art History history yet effected real change? With a new preface by Griselda Pollock, this edition of a truly groundbreaking book offers a radical challenge to a women-free Art History. Parker and Pollock's critique of Art History's sexism leads to expanded, inclusive readings of the art of the past. They demonstrate how the changing historical social realities of gender relations and women artists' translation of gendered conditions into their works provide keys to novel understandings of why we might study the art of the past. They go further to show how such knowledge enables us to understand art by contemporary artists who are women and can contribute to the changing self-perception and creative work of artists today. In March 2020 Griselda Pollock was awarded the Holberg Prize in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research and her influence on thinking on gender, ideology, art and visual culture worldwide for over 40 years. Old Mistresses was her first major scholarly publication which has become a classic work of feminist art history.
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Jewellery in the Age of Modernism 1918 1940

Jewellery in the Age of Modernism 1918 1940

Material Culture of Art and Design is devoted to scholarship that brings art history into dialogue with ... Seventeenth Century to Contemporary edited by Imogen Hart and Claire Jones The Art of Mary Linwood: Embroidery and Cultural ...

Author: Simon Bliss

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501326813

Category: Art

Page: 232

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Why has jewellery and body adornment often been marginalized in studies of modernist art and design? This study explores the relationship between jewellery, modernism and modernity from the 'jazz age' to the second world war in order to challenge the view that these portable art forms have only a minor role to play in histories of modernism. From the masterworks of the Parisian jewellery houses to the film and photography of Man Ray, this study seeks to present jewellery in a new light, where issues of representation and display are considered to be as important in the creation of a modern 'jewellery culture' as the objects themselves. Drawing on material from museums, archives, contemporary journals, memoirs, literary and theoretical texts, this study shows how the emergence of modern jewellery began to seriously question conventional notions of body adornment.
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Gender Religion and Radicalism in the Long Eighteenth Century

Gender  Religion  and Radicalism in the Long Eighteenth Century

Perhaps more importantly, Carey dedicated his book to Mary Linwood, who, like Knowles, excelled in the art of needle painting. According to a nineteenth-century Quaker, "It was Mary Knowles who taught her art to Miss Linwood.

Author: Judith Jennings

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351157582

Category: History

Page: 204

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Through analysis of the life and writings of eighteenth-century Quaker artist and author Mary Knowles, Judith Jennings uncovers concrete but complex examples of how gender functioned in family, social, and public contexts during the Georgian Age. Knowles's story, including her bold confrontation of Samuel Johnson and public dispute with James Boswell, serves as a lens through which to view larger connections, such as the social transformation of English Quakers, changing concepts of gender and the transmission of radical political ideology during the era of the American and French revolutions. Further, Jennings offers a more nuanced view of the participation of "middling" women in radical politics through an examination of Knowles's theological beliefs, social networks and political opinions at a time when the American and French Revolutions reshaped political ideology. By analyzing Mary Knowles's connections-both male and female-Jennings contributes new understanding about how sociability operated, encompassing women and men of various faiths and ethnic origins.
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British Women and Cultural Practices of Empire 1770 1940

British Women and Cultural Practices of Empire  1770 1940

Material Culture of Art and Design Series Editor: Michael E. Yonan Titles in the Series Childhood by Design: Toys and ... Seventeenth Century to Contemporary edited by Imogen Hart and Claire Jones The Art of Mary Linwood: Embroidery and ...

Author: Rosie Dias

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501332166

Category: Art

Page: 296

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Correspondence, travel writing, diary writing, painting, scrapbooking, curating, collecting and house interiors allowed British women scope to express their responses to imperial sites and experiences in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Taking these productions as its archive, British Women and Cultural Practices of Empire, 1775-1930 includes a collection of essays from different disciplines that consider the role of British women's cultural practices and productions in conceptualising empire. While such productions have started to receive greater scholarly attention, this volume uses a more self-conscious lens of gender to question whether female cultural work demonstrates that colonial women engaged with the spaces and places of empire in distinctive ways. By working across disciplines, centuries and different colonial geographies, the volume makes an exciting and important contribution to the field by demonstrating the diverse ways in which European women shaped constructions of empire in the modern period.
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Material Literacy in Eighteenth Century Britain

Material Literacy in Eighteenth Century Britain

48 See Mary Wakeling's sampler, 1732, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 394–1878. ... a thorough account of Linwood's exhibition, see Heidi A. Strobel, 'Mary Linwood, Thomas Gainsborough, and the Art of Installation Embroidery', ...

Author: Serena Dyer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501349621

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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The eighteenth century has been hailed for its revolution in consumer culture, but Material Literacy in Eighteenth-Century Britain repositions Britain as a nation of makers. It brings new attention to eighteenth-century craftswomen and men with its focus on the material knowledge possessed not only by professional artisans and amateur makers, but also by skilled consumers. This edited collection gathers together a group of interdisciplinary scholars working in the fields of art history, history, literature, and museum studies to unearth the tactile and tacit knowledge that underpinned fashion, tailoring, and textile production. It invites us into the workshops, drawing rooms, and backrooms of a broad range of creators, and uncovers how production and tacit knowledge extended beyond the factories and machines which dominate industrial histories. This book illuminates, for the first time, the material literacies learnt, enacted, and understood by British producers and consumers. The skills required for sewing, embroidering, and the textile arts were possessed by a large proportion of the British population: men, women and children, professional and amateur alike. Building on previous studies of shoppers and consumption in the period, as well as narratives of manufacture, these essays document the multiplicity of small producers behind Britain's consumer revolution, reshaping our understanding of the dynamics between making and objects, consumption and production. It demonstrates how material knowledge formed an essential part of daily life for eighteenth-century Britons. Craft technique, practice, and production, the contributors show, constituted forms of tactile languages that joined makers together, whether they produced objects for profit or pleasure.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Works of Mary Robinson Part II vol 8

The Works of Mary Robinson  Part II vol 8

Although she also wrote a number of original plays and edited several important collections of British drama, Inchbald is now best known for her two novels, A Simple Story (1791) and Nature and Art (1796). Linwood, Miss: Mary Linwood ...

Author: William D Brewer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000749595

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1840

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Regularly the subject of cartoonists and satirical novelists, Mary Robinson achieved public notoriety as the mistress of the young Prince of Wales (George IV). Her association with figures such as William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, and comparisons with Charlotte Smith, make her a serious figure for scholarly research.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Catalogue of the National Gallery of British Art at South Kensington

A Catalogue of the National Gallery of British Art at South Kensington

PORTRAIT OF Miss MARY LINWOOD , artist in needlework ( 1755-1845 ) . Miss Linwood's exhibition in Leicester Square , London , was for many years an attractive resort . It consisted of nearly 100 pictures in worsted work , copies from ...

Author: South Kensington Museum

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105033255386

Category: Painting

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A catalogue of the National gallery of British art with a suppl containing works by modern foreign artists and old masters

A catalogue of the National gallery of British art  with a suppl  containing works by modern foreign artists and old masters

He was at first a chorister in the Chapel Royal , but showing a strong inclination for art , King George III . made him a small allowance , and in 1775 he became a ... PORTRAIT OF MISS MARY LINWOOD , artist in needlework ( 1755-1845 ) .

Author: Victoria and Albert museum

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ISBN: OXFORD:591013447

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Pictorial Embroidery in England

Pictorial Embroidery in England

Pictorial Embroidery in England is the first academic study of both pictorial Berlin Work and its precursor, needlepainting, exploring their cultural status in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Author: Rosika Desnoyers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350071773

Category: Design

Page: 184

View: 635

The little-known art of Berlin Work was once the most commonly practiced art form among European women. Pictorial Embroidery in England is the first academic study of both pictorial Berlin Work and its precursor, needlepainting, exploring their cultural status in the 18th and 19th centuries. From enlightenment practices of copying to the development of an industrial aesthetic and the making of the modern amateur, Berlin Work developed as an official knowledge associated with notions of cultural and scientific progress. However, with the advent of the Arts and Crafts movement and modernist aesthetics, Berlin Work was gradually demoted to a craft hobby. Delving into the social, cultural and economic context of English pictorial embroidery, Pictorial Embroidery in England recovers Berlin Work as an art form, and demonstrates how this overlooked practice was once at the centre of cultural life.
Categories: Design

The biblical museum Old Testament

The biblical museum  Old Testament

For nearly half a century , in old Savile court House , on the N. side of Leicester Square , was exhibited the gallery of pictures in needlework which Miss Mary Linwood , of “ In the art of Leicester ...

Author: James Comper Gray

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ISBN: OXFORD:600090587

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Music and Friends

Music and Friends

MISS MARY LINWOOD . 371 mined to try her skill . For this purpose she supplied herself with canvas of no ordinary size , laid in a stock of worsted of every shade and colour ; she began on one side the picture , and continued to work ...

Author: William Gardiner

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082267208

Category: Music

Page: 886

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Categories: Music