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Printed on high-quality 300grm Tinatone Grosso tex card and supplied unframed.

Accompanied by a document explaining the origin and history of the print.
Overall size 29.7 cm x 21 cm (A4)

Ernest Waterhouse Course Notes Lecture 7

SKU: SP073
  • A remarkable record of how textile students, from the past, learnt their craft.


    This print is a reproduction of the illustrations drawn by student Ernest Waterhouse at Bradford College between 1900-1902. The print shows Ernest's hand-painted weave grids and sketches for the seventh lecture of 68-night school classes that Ernest attended and completed over a 2-year period!


    Bradford and its Technical College, at the time, was a world leader. The International Wool exchange was based in the City and this authority controlled the world's wool crop price. 

    Bradford at the beginning of the 20th Century was a place to be, built upon the wealth of numerous internationally important textile Mills. Spinners, weavers and finishing companies were abundant and employment in the Mills and supporting manufacturing businesses needed a stream of quality apprentices for the various skills needed to keep the looms busy.


    The original course book was purchased from Sotheby's of London in 1998.

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