Three Mortlake tapestries by English

1) 'Callisto's Shame Discovered': a green and rocky landscape with figures.


Details

Category:
Classical/Mythological
Medium:
Woven tapestry
Art Fund grant:
£23,518 ( Total: £54,694)
Acquired in:
2000
Vendor:
Sotheby's

2) 'Juno Grasping Callisto by the Hair': a lush green landscape with Juno and Callisto in the foreground. 3) 'Arcas Shooting at Callisto': a green wood with Arcas on right with a bow and arrow and Callisto on the left.

Provenance

Created for St Fagan's castle around 1850-52; ownership transferred to Dowager Countess of Plymouth in 1980s; sold at Sotheby's 13 Dec 1991, lots 4-11

Venue details

St Fagans National Museum of History St Fagans, CARDIFF Cardiff CF5 6XB 029 2057 3500 www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/stfagans

Entry details

Free to all

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Daily, 10am – 5pm 

Closed 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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