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<a href='http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/650903-wimbledon-rifle-shooting-competition-1860-a-c-2011-by-jane-walker-by-artbyjanewalker' title = 'Wimbledon Rifle Shooting Competition 1860 Â©2011 by Jane Walker by artbyjanewalker on Spoonflower - custom fabric'><img src='http://s3.amazonaws.com/spoonflower/public/design_thumbnails/0065/0903/rrrrWibledon_print_revised_7-11_shop_preview.png' alt='Wimbledon Rifle Shooting Competition 1860 Â©2011 by Jane Walker'/></a>
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Designs by artbyjanewalker
This toile design depicts events from the first National Rifle Association (British) Long Range Rifle Shooting Competition which took place on Wimbledon Common in 1860.
The competition originated as a means of retaining volunteer militia forces for homeland defense and national security. Featured are Queen Victoria firing the first shot, and Sir Joseph Whitworth, inventor of the Whitworth rifle. Also depicted is Lord Elcho on horseback.
Sources of information for this project include the Long Range Rifle Fire website, images from the Illustrated London News, and The Royal Collection e-Gallery of Photographs. Queen Victoria and Sir Joseph Whitworth are copied from a 19th century illustration of the event. The remainder of the design, while inspired by various illustrations, is my own.
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Thank you for the nice comments! This was a commission, and the overall landscape effect was important. I tweaked it over and over!
Posted over 4 years ago.
I like the play on perspective in this design. It really leads the eye across the fabric : )
Great placement and consistency! Everything flows.
Thank you Su! It has been taken up by a wallpaper company in England, which is most flattering!
What a very interesting composition Jane! This makes a great toile, and may well overflow its niche!
This sure looks nice.
Posted about 5 years ago.
This design is now available.
My commissioned design. I've sent for a proof and it will be available to everyone soon. Very definitely of interest to a niche, not mainstream, market!
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