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LINWOOD, Mary.

Exhibition of Miss Linwood's pictures at the Hanover Square concert-rooms.

      [London]: E. Rider, printer, [1800?]. - 4p.; 8ø. Some signs of use, minor browning at the top but essentially a very good copy. L only in ESTC on-line. "A catalogue of needlework pictures." Includes original needlework designs and versions of paintings by Opie, Rubens, Westall, Reynolds, Joseph Wright, Maria Cosway. In wool there are copies of paintings by Raphael, Joseph Wright, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Cozens, Stubbs etc. At the bottom "added since the first opening, 1798" and "added this season, 1800". ESTC records 3 other catalogues of the exhibition at Hanover Square: [London, 1798?] 4p.; 4ø. (O John Johnson); [London, 1798?]. 4p.; 8ø (O John Johnson); [London, 1798?]. 23,[1]p.; 8ø. (CtY-BA). Ours appears to be the second recorded copy of the 1800 catalogue. Mary Linwood (1755-1845), musical composer and artist in needlework and novelist. She was born in Birmingham. She obtained a considerable reputation for her clever imitations of pictures in worsted embroidery. In 1798 she opened an exhibition in the Hanover Square Rooms which was afterwards transferred to Leicester Square, Edinburgh and Dublin. In 1841 an exhibition of her work was still open in London. She worked with stitches of different lengths on a fabric made especially for her, and she superintended the dying of her own wools. A good example of her work is the portrait of Napoleon in the South Kensington Museum. DNB.

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