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Farmer George: the King goes online

07.02.2017 | category: General

2016 saw the digitisation of the RHS Lindley Library’s Brown Account Book, and the Royal Bank of Scotland Archives' holdings of Brown’s Drummonds bank account. These wonderful research resources have recently been joined by the Georgian Papers Programme which aims to digitise the Royal Hanoverian archives and publish them online.

Anna Maria Garthwaite, silk design with spotted lilies, 1743, watercolor on paper. T.391-1971, p. 109, Copyright Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Wearable Landscapes: Science on Silk

30.01.2017 | category: General

Anna Maria Garthwaite was a silk designer in Spitalfields. Her silk patterns were a riot of exotic North American plants and flowers which were starting to arrive in Britain via Transatlantic trade routes. Her popular designs mirror the British fascination with gardens and helped foster a craze for wearing botanical landscapes in silk across the British Empire. Zara Anishanslin explores.