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Anna Maria Garthwaite

Person  Female  Born 14/3/1688  Died 1763

Categories: Craft / Design

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.

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Anna Maria Garthwaite

English Heritage Anna Maria Garthwaite, 1690 - 1763, designer of Spitalfields...

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Bowler plaque - Silk Design (A)

The plaque shows a detail from a design for the silk fabric produced in Spita...

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Hanbury Hall - tiled plaque

These 20 Delft tiles are decorated with scenes and symbols important in Hugue...

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