The Stonesfield Carpet by Unknown Artist

A needlework carpet depicting the Roman mosaic from Stonesfield, Oxfordshire.

Details

Medium:
Coloured wools on canvas
Dimensions:
257 x 208 cm
Art Fund grant:
£7,250 ( Total: £45,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Jonathan Harris Works of Art

The mosaic was destroyed soon after its discovery in the eighteenth century. Probably a domestic production piece which may been designed by a professional.

Provenance

Probably commissioned by John Strachey F.R.S. (1671-1742), who travelled all over the country visiting local historical societies and investigating records. The work has been in the Strachey family until its acquisition by Jonathan Harris.

Venue details

The Oxfordshire Museum Fletcher's House, Park Street, WOODSTOCK Oxfordshire OX20 1SN 01993 811 456 www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/oxfordshiremuseum

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