A needlework carpet depicting the Roman mosaic from Stonesfield, Oxfordshire.
The Stonesfield Carpet by British, 17201720
© The Oxfordshire Museum
- Coloured wools on canvas Dimensions: 257 x 208 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £7,250 ( Total: £45,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
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.
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