Opus Anglicanum - The Evelyn Thomas Database of Medieval English Embroidery

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Database No.: 94
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum
Object Type: Vestment, alb, apparel
Date: 1320 - 1340
Dimensions: h. 27cm, w. 165cm (10.5in, w. 5'5in) (total)
Subject Terms:
Diagram (Christie)

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Bibliography: Morris, F., "English Ecclesiastical Embroidery in the Morgan Collection," Art in America, IV (1915-1916), pp. 195-200; fig. 2

De Farcy, L., Broderie, Suppl. II (1919), pp. 153, 154; pl. 198

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, 100 Masterpieces (1930), pl. 49

Christie, A., English Medieval Embroidery (1938), pp. 176-178 (no. 94); pls. CXXXVII, CXXXVIII; fig. 142

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, English Embroidery (1954), p. 13; pl. 6

Rickert, M., Painting in Britain: The Middle Ages (1954), p. 153; pl. 139

London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Opus Anglicanum (1963), p. 37 (no. 73); color frontispiece; pl. 14

Sheingorn, P., "'The Wise Mother': the Image of St. Anne Teaching the Virgin Mary," Gesta, XXXII/1 (1993), p. 70; fig. 2 (Virgin Mary, Infancy: Instruction)

Notes: Each scene within architectural frame of multifoil ogee arch with finial and wind-blown crockets; in spandrels of arches, twelve heraldic escutcheons of azure three cinquefoils or (Bardolf) alternating with barruly of ten argent and gules.

Three of four apparels of albs (panels) remaining: first panel or apparel lacking two scenes before the Annunciation to Anna; second panel originally followed by three scenes, now gone; third apparel missing after the seond set; and the fourth apparel set missing.

Donated by Ralph Oakden to the Museum in 1863.