Stevengraph Silks

Although Stevens book markers were introduced around 1862, matted Stevengraph pictures and portraits were first shown to the general public at the York Exhibition on 7th. May 1879. By the year 1902, there were 66 different titles. Some 'Stevengraphs' predate the 1879 Exhibition but appear to be Book Markers that had been matted and shown as silk pictures. These are extremely rare.

It should be noted that 'STEVENGRAPH' is the correct spelling and not "STEVENSGRAPH". Also, the word "TEXTILOGRAPH" was used, especially in American advertising sheets but seems to have been discontinued from use.

The numbers after each 'Stevengraph' picture or portrait title refer to the numbers given by Austin Sprake in his book "The Price Guide to Stevengraphs" and the numbers after each 'Book Marker' refer to the numbers given by Geoffrey Godden in his book "Stevengraphs and other Victorian Silk Pictures". Alphabetical listings are best found by going to the "Index" page.



Portraits of British Royalty
Portraits of British Royalty

Queen Victoria and Her Premiers - 1
Her Majesty Queen Victoria - No Title - 2
Her Majesty Queen Victoria - 3
Her Majesty Queen Victoria - 3 - Commercial Gift - With the Compliments of Doull F Miller.
Her Majesty Queen Victoria - Unrecorded (No Sash Broach) - 3a
Her Majesty The Late Queen Victoria - 5
Her Majesty The Late Queen Victoria - 5a
Her Majesty The Late Queen Victoria - 5b - from Godden Collection
HRH Princess of Wales - 6
Her Majesty Queen Alexandra - 8
H.R.H. Prince of Wales - 11
His Majesty King Edward VII - 12
H.R.H. The Duchess of Cornwall & York - 13
HRH The Princess of Wales - 14
Her Majesty Queen Mary - 15
H.R.H. Duke of C'wall & York - 16
H.R.H. The Prince of Wales - 17
His Majesty King George V - 18
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth - 19 framed
His Majesty King George VI - 20 framed
Queen Victoria and Her Sons - Godden Plate 250
Portraits of Jockeys
Portraits of Jockeys

The Late Fred Archer - Lord Falmouth - 21
The Late Fred Archer - Lord Falmouth - 21 - with signature
The Late Fred Archer - Duke of Westminster - 23 - with signature
The Late Fred Archer - Mr Peck - 24 - with signature
The Late Fred Archer - Unknown - 26 - with signature
The Late Fred Archer - Prince of Wales - 27 - with signature
The Late Fred Archer - Mr Dover - 28
F Barrett - Mr R Martin - 30 - rare mis-spelled version ' Barratt '
Tom Cannon - His Own Colors - 31
Tom Cannon - Lord Roseberry - 32 - No Stevens credit on mat - with signature
Tom Cannon - Lord Rosebury - 32 - with signature
Tom Cannon - Lord Rosebury - 32 - No signature
John Osborne - Prince Soltykoff - 35
John Osborne - Sir Green Price - 36
John Osborne - unrecorded
C Wood - Mr Peck - 37 - with signature
C Wood - Capt. Christie or Gen Wood - 38 with signature
C Wood - Capt. Christie or Gen Wood - 38 no signature
Military Portraits
Military Portraits

Baden Powell - 40
Buller - 41 with Woven Signature and Registration #
Buller - 41 No Woven Signature
Buller - 41a - No woven reg #
Buller - 41b - Titled mat with no reg mark
Maj Gen J D P French - 42
Field Marshal Sir John French - 43
A gentleman in kharki - 44
A Gentleman in Kharki -44 Larger Silk
A Gentleman in Kharki -44 backlabel
Kitchener of Khartoum - 45
Kitchener of Khartoum - 45 & 49a - Special Notice Backlabel enlarged
Kitchener of Khartoum - 45 with special backlabel
Maj Gen H A MacDonald, CB, DSO - 46
Maj Gen H A MacDonald, CB, DSO - 47
Maj Gen Sir HA Macdonald CB DSO - 48
Roberts FM - 49
Roberts FM - 49a - Special Notice Label
Roberts FM - 49a - from Godden Collection
Maj Gen Wauchope, CB (Killed in Action) - 50
Portraits of Politicians
Portraits of Politicians

The Late Earl of Beaconsfield - 51
The Late Earl of Beaconsfield - 52
The Late Earl Of Beaconsfield - 53
The Late Earl of Beaconsfield - Peace with Honour - see 53 unrecorded
Rt Hon John Bright MP - 55
Rt Hon J Chamberlain MP - 58
Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, M.P. - 58a Full name version
Rt Hon Lord R Churchill MP - 60
Rt Hon W E Gladstone MP - 63
Rt Hon W E Gladstone MP - 63a - no 'MP' on mat
Rt Hon W E Gladstone MP - 64
Rt Hon W E Gladstone, MP - 64A - No Flowers - unrecorded
Rt Hon W E Gladstone - 66
The Late Rt Hon W E Gladstone - 67a - no 'MP' on mat
Marquis of Salisbury KG - 72
Portraits of Notables and Sportsmen
Portraits of Notables and Sportsmen

Burns - 73
Robert Burns - 74
W. G. (Grace) - 75
Shakespeare and Views of Stratford - 77b - small font
H M Stanley - 78
George Stephenson The Pioneer of Railways - 79
Jake Kilrain - 80
C Mitchell - 81
Jem Smith - 82
John L Sullivan - 83
Religious, Classical and Historical Portraits
Religious, Classical and Historical Portraits

Ecce Homo - 85 no title
Madonna & Child - 87
Mater Dolorosa - 88
Peeping Tom - 89
The Bath of Psyche - 90 framed
Leda - 91
Portraits of Famous Americans
Portraits of Famous Americans

Sergt. G H Bates, The American Standard Bearer - 92 (All dark blue uniform)
Sergt. G H Bates, The American Standard Bearer - 92 framed from Godden Collection
Buffalo Bill (Col W F Cody) - 93
Mrs Cleveland - 96 rare version with poems on Backlabel
Mrs Cleveland - 96 Woven at World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893
President Cleveland - 95 with Presidents, Generals & Wars Backlabel
President Cleveland - 95 Backlabel
Portraits of European Royalty and Notables
Portraits of European Royalty and Notables

Franz Josef (of Austria) - 103
Exhibitions
Exhibitions

A Present from the Edinburgh International Exhibition 1886 - 119a
International Exhibition, Glasgow 1888 - 120
Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Manchester 1887 - 121
Royal Jubilee Exhibition, Newcastle-on-Tyne 1887 - 122 - from Godden Collection
Castles
Castles

Balmoral Castle - 123
Conway Castle and Bridge - 124 remounted
Kenilworth Castle - 126
Warwick Castle - The River Front - 127
Warwick Castle - The River Front - 127 from calendar
Buildings & Views
Buildings & Views

Coventry Old and New - 129 No Stevens Credit
The Crystal Palace, Exterior - 131
The Crystal Palace, Interior - 132
The Crystal Palace, Interior - 132 no title
Houses of Parliament - 133
Niagara - 134
Ye Old Crown House - 135 story backlabel
Tower of London and Tower Bridge - 136
View of Blackpool - 137 Woven in The Winter Gardens, Blackpool (Violet Color)
Bridges
Bridges

Clifton Suspension Bridge - 140 story backlabel
The Forth Bridge - 141 story backlabel
The Forth Bridge - 143 Calendar 1933
The Old Tyne Bridge - 144
Historical and Classical Subjects
Historical and Classical Subjects

Columbus Leaving Spain - 145 Woven at Worlds Columbian Exposition Chicago 1893
Landing of Columbus, October 12th 1492 - Woven at Columbian Exhibition -146
Landing of Columbus, October 12th 1492 - Woven at Columbian Exhibition -146 framed
Columbus Landung in Amerika i. J. 1492 - 146 German
Declaration of Independence July 4th 1776 - 147 remount - from Godden Collection
Dick Turpin's ride to York, on his bonnie Black Bess 1739
- 148 Woven in the York Exhibition 1879

Dick Turpin's ride to York, on his bonnie Black Bess 1739 - 148a - from Godden Collection
Dick Turpin's ride to York, on his bonnie Black Bess 1739 - 148B with signpost
Dick Turpin's ride to York, on his bonnie Black Bess - 148C - no year - unrecorded
Dick Turpin's ride to York, on his bonnie Black Bess 1739 - 149
The Lady Godiva Procession - 150 story backlabel
Ye Lady Godiva - 151a not 'Ladye'
The Death of Nelson - 152
Phoebus & Aurora - 153
Radetzky and King Victor Emanuel - 154
Wellington and Blucher - 155
William of Orange - 156
Horse Racing
Horse Racing

The Start - 157 light brown front right horse (early)
The Start - 157 dark brown front right horse
The Start - 157 dark brown front right horse (Stevengraph Works credit)
The Start - 157 black front right horse (later)
The Start - 157 no black horses (later)
The Start - 157 Black Horses
The Water-Jump - 158
The Water Jump - 158
The Struggle - 159
The Struggle - 159a - Only 4 horses - no background - 1879
Woven at the York Exhibition 1879 - from Godden Collection

The Finish - 160 brown middle rear horse & buildings (early)
The Finish - 160 black middle rear horse & buildings (later)
The Finish - 160 black middle rear horse & buildings (later) (Stevengraph Works credit)
The Finish - 160
Iroquois - Winner of the Derby 1881 - 162
Coursing; Fox Hunting and Ploughing
Coursing; Fox Hunting and Ploughing

The Slip - 163
The First Point - 164
The First Point - 164a
The Meet - 165
The Meet - 165
Full Cry - 166
The Death - 167
God Speed the Plough - 168
God Speed the Plough - 168 small mount (Stevengraph Works credit)
God Speed the Plough - 168a (Stevengraph Works credit)
Sports
Sports

Are you Ready? - 169
Are you Ready? - 169 brown boat holder
Der erste Ruderschlag - 169 German
The Final Spurt - 170
The Home Stretch - 171
The First Set - 172
The First Set - 172 unrecorded mat
The First Touch - 173
The First Innings - 174
The First Over - 175
The Last Lap - 176
The Last Lap - 176a
The Last Lap - 177
Spanish Bull Fight - 178
Boats and Ships
Boats and Ships

Called to the Rescue - 179
Called to the Rescue - Heroism at Sea - 179
Called to the Rescue - Heroism at Sea - 179 black shirts
Zu Hulfe. (German - Called to The Rescue) - 179
Grace Darling - 180
Grace Darling - 180a wider silk and large grey mat
HMS Australia - 180b
HMS Majestic - 182
HMS Victorious - 184 framed from Godden Collection
HMS (no woven tittle) - 184a
Coaching
Coaching

The London & York Royal Mail Coach - 186 - Woven in the York Exhibition 1879
- from Godden Collection

The Good Old Days - 187 - The Manchester Exhibition 1887
- from Godden Collection (black coats)

The Good Old Days - 187 brown coats
The Good Old Days - 187 (brown coats)
The Good Old Days - 188 black coats
The Good Old Days - 188 black coats - Larger silk in later grey mount
The Good Old Days - 188 brown coats with credit
Die gute, alte Zeit - 188a German
Die gute alte Zeit - 188a different font, smaller silk, no credit
The Good Old Days - 188 - Credit J J Mannion Cincinnati Ohio
Fire Engines
Fire Engines

For Life or Death - Heroism on Land - 189 lilac & green coats
For Life or Death - Heroism on Land - 189 all blue coats
For Life or Death - Heroism on Land - 190
For Life or Death - Heroism on Land - 190 unrecorded Stevens mount and backlabel - front & back
Trains
Trains

The Mersey Tunnel Railway - 191
The First Train - Built by Geo Stephenson in 1825 - 192 Stephenson credit
The First Train - 192
Stephenson's Triumph - Sixty Miles an Hour - 193 -1879
Woven in the York Exhibition 1879 (Type 1)

Stephenson's Triumph - Sixty Miles an Hour - 193 Woven in the York Exhibition 1879 (Type 2)
The Present Time - 194
The Present Time - 194 modern forgery framed
The Present Time - 194a
The Present Time - 194a - No Title (Frame by J Brown)
The Present Time - 194c remount framed yellow boiler unrecorded
The Present Time - 60 Miles an Hour - 195 + Envelope - from Godden Collection
The Present Time - 60 Miles an Hour - 196
The Present Time - 60 Miles an Hour - 196 (No Credit)
The Present Time - 60 Miles an Hour - 196 (No Silk or Name Credit)
Die jetzige Zeit - 196 framed German
The Present Time - 196 - Credit J J Mannion Cincinnati Ohio.
The Present Time - 198 small Type 1 remount
The Present Time - 198 larger Type 2
The Present Time - 198a Driver leaning out
Combinations; Doubles, Triples and More
Combinations; Doubles, Triples and More

Queen Victoria and Her Generals Unrecorded
Military Men - Kitchener-Powell-Roberts-French-Buller - 45 40 49a 42 41 Unrecorded
Royalty - Edward VII-Alexandra-Victoria-Duchess(Mary)-Duke(GeorgeV) - 12 8 5a 13 16 Unrecorded
The London & York Mail Coach (186) + (193) Stephenson's Rocket - 200 - 1879
Woven at the York Exhibition 1879

The London & York Mail Coach (186) + (148) Dick Turpins Ride to York - 201a - 1879
Woven at the York Exhibition 1879

The Good Old Days of Rattling Wheels and Gallant Greys - 204
Miscellaneous Stevens Items
Miscellaneous Stevens Items

Silk Strip framed from Godden Collection
Unrecorded Stevengraphs
Unrecorded Stevengraphs

South Africa 1900-1901- Unrecorded
Kaiser Wilhelm I - See Plate 164 - Godden
Act of Uniformity, Unrecorded
To the Memory of the Illustrious Martyrdom in the City of Oxford 1555-56 - from Godden Collection


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