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The Franses Exhibition - Tudor and Stuary Embroidery

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2 March 2012

The Franses Exhibition - Tudor and Stuary Embroidery

The link is from The Essemplaire Newsletter ..... http://www.fransesexhibition.com/

 "The Franses exhibition includes museum quality embroidery and needlework, as well as rare examples of English knotted Turkeywork and woven tapestry. Also included is the Crocker Tapestry,  a recently discovered Elizabethan tapestry, a masterpiece acquired for the famous west coast Crocker family by Elsie de Wolfe in 1911.  Woven in the 1580's, and in exceptional condition, it the most important English Renaissance tapestry to appear for over fifty years.

The selection of textiles begins around 1485 with the accession of Henry VII and ends with the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and the overthrow of James II, the last Stuart to sit on the throne of England.  ......" (from the Introduction)
The items are shown starting from the bottom row of the first Exhibition page. Click on each object to zoom, although the images don't have much zoom detail, unfortunately.  You can step one zoom further in by RightHandButton-Mouse clicking and selecting "Zoom In". This will show design details in much better detail that the original zoom, but not stitches. Any more zooms, the images just pixellate. (Rotten web resolution!)

The details for the item are on it's page - the Catalogue tab provides abbreviated details.

The exhibition is of interest in spite of the zoom and not much technical detail because it has items that I, at least, haven't seen before.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Rachel said...

For those on slow connections - it launches music as well as the exhibition, but in the lower right hand corner you can switch off the sound.

Saturday, March 03, 2012  
Blogger Flora said...

Wow! What a detailed work of art. Each one is a masterpiece. Thanks for sharing the link with us.

Sunday, March 04, 2012  

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