Past Exhibition Ran from 1 October 2016 to 5 February 2017

Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery

This exhibition is now closed at V&A South Kensington

This exhibition explored a selection of the most outstanding examples of English medieval embroidery. Featuring surviving examples of exquisite craftsmanship, it revealed the artistic skill of the makers and the world in which they were created.

Exhibition Highlights

The John of Thanet Panel, Unknown, 1300-1320, England. Museum no. T.337-1921. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The ‘Jesse’ Cope, 1295-1315, England. Museum no. 175-1889. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The John of Thanet Panel, Unknown, 1300-1320, England. Museum no. T.337-1921. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
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(Detail) The Butler Bowdon Cope, 1330 – 45, England. Museum no. T.36-1955. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The Thornton Chasuble, 1510-1533. Museum no. 697-1902. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The Steeple Aston Cope (detail), 1310-1340, England. Loan: Steeple Aston.2. Photograph © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The Fishmongers' Pall, 1512 – about 1538, England. © The Worhsipful Company of Fishmongers, London.
Seal-bag, about 1280, England. inv. no. wam 1494. © Westminster Abbey.
Episcopal shoes from the tomb of Archbishop Hubert Walter, 1170 – 1200, England. © Canterbury Cathedral.
Surcoat belonging to Edward the Black Prince, before 1376. © Canterbury Cathedral.

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Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery

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