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Graham Coton
Elias Howe Inventor of the Sewing Machine (Original)

Elias Howe Inventor of the Sewing Machine (Original) by Graham Coton at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: CotonSewingLL (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Graham Coton (biography)
Medium: Gouache on Board
Size: 19" x 8" (490mm x 210mm)
Date: 1981

This is the original Gouache painting by Graham Coton.

Despite inventing the sewing machine, Elias Howe nearly died in penury, in fact his wife died of malnutrition as other people made money on the back of his success. It was only when he managed to patent the device that he secured a lasting income.

Graham Coton's painting shows an early version of the machine being tested for speed against a group of seamstresses. Elias Howe won that competition by a clear half hour.

Original artwork from The Look and Learn Book 1981, although originally created for issue 504 of the weekly magazine, 11th September 1971.

Price:  95.00
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Graham Coton

Graham Coton