Oxford,The Manor House at Clifton Hampden
25 - 26 September 2000
J. W. Giles, mid-19th century
The Throckmorton Coat, the beginning, process and completion of wool production, in 1811
published by John Mitchell in London
handcoloured lithograph, wove paper with margins
24 x 32in. (61 x 81.5cm.)
in a contemporary burr-maple frame
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Sir Robert Throckmorton placed a bet with Mr Coxeter that he could weave and tailor a coat between sunrise and sunset which he did in 1811. The coat survives at Coughton, Warwickshire.
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