Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery
What : Exhibitions
When : 1 October 2016 – 5 February 2017
Where : Gallery 38a
EXHIBTION: From the 12th to the 15th centuries, England enjoyed an international reputation for the quality of its luxury embroideries, often referred to as ‘Opus Anglicanum’ (English work). Made by professional craftspeople in the City of London and rich in their intricacy, they were sought after by kings, queens, popes and cardinals from across Europe. Paintings, illuminated manuscripts, metalwork and stained glass will be shown alongside rare surviving examples to explore the world within which these exquisite works were created. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see an outstanding range of surviving examples in one place. Some of the embroideries have not been seen in Britain since they were produced.
Support generously provided by The Ruddock Foundation for the Arts
Supported by Hand & Lock
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