Past Exhibition Ran from 1 October 2016 to 5 February 2017

Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery

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

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The John of Thanet Panel, Unknown, 1300 – 1320, England. Museum no. T.337-1921. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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The Tree of Jesse Cope, 1310 – 25, England. Museum no. 175-1889. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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The Butler-Bowdon Chasuble, 1398 – 1420, England. LOAN:BUTLER-BOWDON.1. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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The Butler Bowdon Cope (detail), 1330 – 50, weaving Italy, embroidery England. Museum no. T.36-1955. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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The Thornton Chasuble, 1510 – 1533. Museum no. 697-1902. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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The Steeple Aston Cope (detail), 1330 – 1340, England. Loan: Steeple Aston.2. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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The Fishmongers' Pall, 1512 – about 1538, England. © The Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, London

Seal bag 2560
Seal-bag, about 1280, England. © Westminster Abbey

Episcopal shoes 2560
Episcopal shoes from the tomb of Archbishop Hubert Walter, 1170 – 1200, England. © Canterbury Cathedral

Surcoat 2560
Surcoat belonging to Edward the Black Prince, before 1376. © Canterbury Cathedral

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Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery

Support generously provided by The Ruddock Foundation for the Arts

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