The Oxburgh Embroideries by Unknown Artist

Unique examples of a type of 16th century hanging; four wall hangings and fragments, with complex monograms, emblems and animals in many small panels, on a background of green velvet with inter-lace pattern in gold.


Details

Medium:
Velvet
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £3,000)
Acquired in:
1953
Vendor:
Sir Edmund Beddingfield

The illustration shows a close-up detail of the Marian Tapestry by Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth Countess of Shrewsbury shown by their royal and personal monograms in the applique.

Provenance

Lord Montague; Hon Mary Browne, who married Sir Richard Bedingfield in 1761; in the possession of the Bedingfields of Oxenburgh since 18th century

Venue details

Oxburgh Hall Oxborough, KING'S LYNN Norfolk PE33 9PS 01366 328 258 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/oxburghhall

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £9.60)

For full details of seasonal opening times please check the Oxburgh Hall website

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