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Bury St Edmunds, Mabel of

Kay Staniland.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Textiles and Embroidery; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 522 words.

Bury St Edmunds, Mabel of (fl. 1239–1256), embroiderer, is known to have been an embroiderer of ecclesiastical vestments directly commissioned by Henry III in the years 1239–44. Evidence...

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Clein [Cleyn], Francis [formerly Franz Klein]

Wendy Hefford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Textiles and Embroidery; Drawing and Pastels; Painting; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 2212 words.

Clein [Cleyn], Francis [formerly Franz Klein] (d. 1658), painter and tapestry designer, was born at Rostock in Germany, possibly the son of a goldsmith, Hans Klein. Apart from date of birth...

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Coronio [née Ionides], Aglaia

Linda Parry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Textiles and Embroidery; Graphic Design and Typography; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 639 words.

Coronio [née Ionides], Aglaia (1834–1906), embroiderer, bookbinder, and art patron, was the second child and elder daughter of Alexander Ionides (1810–1890) and his wife, Euterpe, née Sgout...

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Crane, Sir Francis

Wendy Hefford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Textiles and Embroidery; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art; Social and Cultural History. 1695 words.

Crane, Sir Francis (c. 1579–1636), courtier and tapestry manufacturer, is first recorded in 1606. His name does not appear in registers of admissions to Oxford, Cambridge, or the inns of...

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Dean, Beryl

Diane Grant.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Textiles and Embroidery; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 991 words.

Dean, Beryl (1911–2001), embroiderer, was born on 2 August 1911 at 70 Sandford Road, Bromley, Kent, the elder daughter of Herbert Charles Dean, stock and share dealer, and later financial...

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Harrison, Edmund

Patricia Wardle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Textiles and Embroidery; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 829 words.

Harrison, Edmund (bap. 1591, d. 1667), embroiderer, was born in London, the son of Christopher Harrison (d. 1611), merchant taylor, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Cook of...

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Howard [married name Parker], Constance Mildred

Tanya Harrod.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Textiles and Embroidery; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 1205 words.

Howard [married name Parker], Constance Mildred (1910–2000), embroiderer and textile artist, was born on 8 December 1910 at 26 Albany Road, Abington, Northampton, the eldest among the three...

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Morris [née Burden], Jane

Frank C. Sharp.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Textiles and Embroidery; Art; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 1668 words.

Morris [née Burden], Jane (1839–1914), embroiderer and artist's model, was born in Oxford on 19 October 1839, the daughter of Robert Burden (d. 1865), a stablehand in Oxford, and his wife,...

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Smith, David

Ian W. Archer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Textiles and Embroidery; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 875 words.

Smith, David (d. 1587), embroiderer and benefactor, is of unknown origins. Having been presumably apprenticed in the Broderers' Company of London, of which he became a prominent member, he...

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Wright, Phoebe

Patricia Wardle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Textiles and Embroidery; Fashion, Jewellery, and Body Art. 964 words.

Wright, Phoebe (1710s?–1778), embroiderer and designer, may have been, according to evidence from her will, the sister of Benjamin Holmes, hosier and glover of Bishopsgate Street Without in...

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