Sheldon Tapestry Map, Gloucestershire
- Art Funded
- 188 x 122.5 cm
- Art Fund grant
- £47,375 (Total: £96,330)
Three of the original four are now owned by the Bodleian Library. They form a unique representation of the landscape of the midland counties of England at a period when cartography was still in its infancy. Hyckes was later to create tapestries for the Queen, which suggests that the Sheldon tapestries set a fashion that then became very popular in elite circles in England. This work was acquired with assistance from the Wolfson Foundation.