Anna Maria Garthwaite
Person Female Born 14/3/1688 Died 1763
Fabric designer. Born Leicestershire. Moved with her sister to Princes (now Princlet) Street in 1728. Many of her over 1000 designs for Spitalfield silks survive at the V&A Museum and she has been called the "pre-eminent silk designer of her period". Her place and date of death are unknown but her will was proved in 1758. We have taken her dates (which conflict with the plaque) from the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. No images seem to exist of her person so we illustrate this entry with one of her splendid designs.
2017: The equally splendid Spitalfields Life have a page for Garthwaite.