William Kilburn

William Kilburn (1745-1818), was an illustrator for William Curtis' Flora Londinensis, as well as a leading designer and printer of calico. A few hundred originals of his water colour designs, make up the "Kilburn Album", housed at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. [ [http://www.alistairkilburn.co.uk/ Alistair Kilburn, Artist - HOME PAGE ] ]

William Kilburn was the son of a Dublin architect and was an apprentice to a calico printer, but spent his spare time engraving and sketching. He moved to Bermondsey after his father's death, and found living quarters near Curtis's nursery. Within a short while his skills were being used in the "Flora Londinensis". He soon returned to calico printing, becoming financially successful.

Kilburn was the chief petitioner in March 1787, requesting Parliament for design copyright protection in the textile industry. At that time Kilburn was a calico printer at Wallington in Surrey. Ralph Yates, who was a London warehouseman, regularly sold Kilburn's designs to the firm of Peel & Co. in Bury in Lancashire, who would copy the design and produce a cheaper fabric that appeared in shops within a few days. Consequently the House of Commons proposed a Bill to control the plagiarism, a step meeting furious objections from Carlisle, Aberdeen, Manchester and Lancashire, who felt that their trade would collapse. The bill was passed in May 1787 "An Act for the Encouragement of the Arts of designing and printing Linens, Cottons, Callicoes and Muslins by vesting the Properties thereof in the Designers, Printers, Proprietors for a limited Time." This "limited Time" was a period of two months from the date of first publishing. [http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0007-6287%28195307%2995%3A604%3C230%3AWKATEC%3E2.0.CO%3B2-9&size=LARGE&origin=JSTOR-enlargePage]

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • William Kilburn — Taraxacum officinale Dandelion Nacimiento 1745 Fallecimiento …   Wikipedia Español

  • William Morris — For other people named William Morris, see William Morris (disambiguation). William Morris William Morris by George Frederic Watts, 1870 Born 24 March 18 …   Wikipedia

  • William Curtis — No confundir con el historiador de la arquitectura y artista William J. R. Curtis. William Curtis Retrato del …   Wikipedia Español

  • William Curtis — Infobox Scientist name = William Curtis box width = image width = 230px caption = Portrait from Curtis s Botanical Magazine birth date = 11 January 1746 birth place = Alton, Hampshire death date = 7 July 1799 death place = residence = citizenship …   Wikipedia

  • William Dean Howells — (* 1. März 1837 in Martinsville (heute Martins Ferry), Ohio; † 11. Mai 1920 in Neu England) war ein US amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Literaturkritiker und Zeitschriftenredakteur. Seine bekanntesten Werke sind A …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • William Dean Howells — William Dean Howells. William Dean Howells (Martin s Ferry, Ohio, 1 de marzo de 1837 Nueva York, 11 de mayo de 1920), viajero, hispanista y escritor estadounidense, asociado al Realismo. Trayectori …   Wikipedia Español

  • William Dean Howells — Infobox Writer name = William Dean Howells imagesize = 200px caption = pseudonym = W.D. Howells birthdate = Birth date|1837|3|1 birthplace = Martinsville, Ohio deathdate = Dda|1920|5|11|1837|3|1 deathplace = occupation = novelist, short story… …   Wikipedia

  • William Glanville — Infobox Engineer image width = caption = name = William Glanville nationality = British birth date = 1 February 1900 birth place = Willesdon, Middlesex death date = Death date and age|1976|06|30|1900|02|01 death place = Northwood, Middlesex… …   Wikipedia

  • William Closson — Infobox Artist name = William Closson thumb imagesize = caption = birthname = William Baxter Palmer Closson birthdate = birth date|1848|10|13|mf=y Thetford, Vermont, USA deathdate = death date and age|1926|5|30|1848|10|13|mf=y deathplace =… …   Wikipedia

  • William Roberts (1605-1662) — Sir William Roberts (1605 1662), of Neasden House at Willesden in Middlesex, was an English Member of Parliament.He entered Gray s Inn in 1622, and was knighted in 1624. At the outbreak of the English Civil War he took the Parliamentary side, and …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.