Anna Maria Garthwaite

Died aged c. 73

Anna Maria Garthwaite (b. Harston, Leicestershire, c. 14 March 1688 – October 1763) was an English textile designer known for creating vivid floral designs for silk fabrics hand-woven in Spitalfields, London, in the mid-18th century. Garthwaite was acknowledged as one of the premiere English designers of her day. Many of her original designs in watercolours have survived, and silks based on these designs have been identified in portraiture and in costume collections in England and abroad.

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Anna Maria Garthwaite 1690-1763 Designer of Spitalfields Silks lived and worked here

2 Princelet Street, London, United Kingdom where they lived and worked