textiles from Henry Ginsburg’s bequest

My Most Treasured Pieces’: textiles from Henry Ginsburg’s bequest

25th November – April 2009.

Temple Newsam House Leeds

On display to the public for the first time luscious silks, rare printed cottons and jewel-like velvets dating from 1550 and in the most sublime condition. Henry Ginsburg’s collection first came to Temple Newsam House in a series of gifts spanning over four years. This exhibition of Henry’s favorites showcases the most spectacular items of his bequest.

Of particular note is an enormous scrapbook of historic fabrics given to Ginsburg by his mother to encourage him to take an interest in textiles.
The collection, which boasts about 1,500 objects, came to Temple Newsam in a series of gifts spanning four years.

The unique pieces will be displayed alongside a glamorous Vivienne Westwood jacket, once worn by Jerry Hall, which was inspired by an historic fabric of which Temple Newsam holds the original.

Supported by the Leeds Arts Collections Fund and the Textile society
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