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Silk portrait - Baden Powell

Object

Portrait

Production date

1900

Object number

1990.139

Physical Description

Silk, in card frame, multicolour, Baden Powell (stevengraph).

Associated Event

Boer War

Associated Person

Baden-Powel, Robert (Depicted in)

Associated Place

South Africa (Place)

Inscription

Price of Scouts & Hero of Mafeking [Mahikeng]
Baden Powell
Rd 355916
Woven in pure silk by T. Stevens, Coventry

Material

Silk
Card

Dimension

Height: 176mm
Width: 133mm

Exhibition Label

War in Africa

European involvement in Africa led to a number of wars. British military campaigns and their leaders were celebrated in items like these collectable stevengraphs, pictures woven from silk.

During the Second Boer War (1899-1902), Robert Baden-Powell defended the town of Mafeking (Mahikeng) in South Africa for the British during a 217-day battle. He went on to found the worldwide Scout movement.

Being African in Hackney: 1960s-2020s
14 September 2021 to 14 February 2022

On display?

No