Remarkable Shoemaker's Trade Sign for "H W Trickett"
Oils and House Paint on Canvas
English, Lancashire, c.1900.
40" high x 46" wide (framed)
Provenance: H W Trickett, Gaghill's Mill, Lancashire
Henry Whittaker Trickett was born in 1857 and founded his world-renowned slipper manufacturing business H W Trickett in 1883 and moved to the disused Gaghill's Cotton Mill in 1889.
A Quite remarkable historic trade sign with direct provenance to H W Trickett's, slipper makers, for whom it was originally commissioned. This example comes with provenance directly from the workshops it was made for. Hand painted in oils and house paints on heavy canvas it is has several estate repairs and patches. It is housed in the frame it had been hanging in and has retained excellent colours and definition. Excitingly graphic and unusually incorporating a portrait of the founder, this is a most unusual piece of social history, as well as a compellingly unusual documentary trade sign from the latter years of the industrial revolution.