An Aesthetic Movement ebonised wall shelf with silk embroidered Nursery Rhymes panel, the panel designed by Walter Crane, with vignette featuring Where Are you Going my Pretty Maid and Little Bo Peep from Baby's Opera, 1887, and Jack and Jill, the wood frame with shelf and bobbin rails, applied paper collection labels to reverse,
184cm. wide, 51cm. high
Isobel Spencer Walter Crane Macmillan, page 62 Pretty Maid's illustration illustrated.
Arts and Crafts Woolley and Wallis Auctioneers, 17th June 2015 lot 226, for I Giorni a cabinet set with embroidered panels thought to be worked by his wife Mary Francis Crane.
The Victorian Society
When Crane began work for Jeffrey & Company he also became associated with the Royal School of Art Needlework. The school was home to an 'art' industry of secular needlework employing over 100 workers in 1875. Walter Crane's wife was also a keen embroiderer.