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Wednesday 27 March 2024

Ludwig Wilhelm Wittich, “Cross-Stitch Chart, No. 3710”, c.1830

Ludwig Wilhelm Wittich (1773–1832)—designer and publisher of the printed grid charts known as “Berlin Woolwork Patterns” (see

“Cross-Stitch Chart, No. 3710”, c.1830, etching coloured with hand-painted gouache/opaque watercolour on buff-coloured card, published in Berlin by Ludwig Wilhelm Wittich.

Size: (sheet) 33 x 37.7 cm; (platemark) 32.1 x 31.6 cm; (outer image borderline) 30.8 x 30.4 cm.

Inscribed in plate (the numbers are possibly handwritten rather than printed): (upper-right corner) “3710.”; (left side at centre) “221”; (lower left corner) “12”; (lower edge at centre) “Berlin bei L.W. Wittich. Fianzofische St, No 43.”

Condition: the colour is unfaded and painted with skill and care with pencil marks on the coloured squares of the grid suggesting that the chart has been "used" in a practical application of the design. Beyond a repaired tear in the upper margin and pencil annotations verso, the sheet is in a good condition with no significant stains.

I am selling this absolutely amazing hand-painted colour chart printed on an etched grid painstakingly crafted as a guide for cross-stitch embroidery—note that this is likely to be a unique colour chart as the time and patience taken to create it would be considerable—for the total cost of AU$369 (currently US$241.13/EUR222.70/GBP190.89 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this exceptionally rare (arguably) museum-quality piece of design history, please contact me ( and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This coloured etching has been sold

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