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 Opus Anglicanum at the V&A

Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery

Until 5th February 2017

From the 12th to the 15th centuries, England enjoyed an international reputation for the quality of its luxury embroideries, and were frequently referred to as ‘Opus Anglicanum’ (English work). Often featuring complex imagery, and ambitious in their scale and intricacy, they were sought after by kings, queens, popes and cardinals across Europe. This exhibition is the first opportunity in over half a century to see an outstanding range of surviving examples in one place. Paintings, illuminated manuscripts, metalwork and stained glass will be shown alongside, to explore the world within which these exquisite works were created.

Luxury embroideries were made by professional craftsmen and women living in the City of London, some of whom we can still identify by name. London was a hub for commerce, and the embroiderers formed part of an international mercantile network. The rare survivals of this extraordinary period of English art are today scattered across Europe and North America. Some of the embroideries have not been seen in Britain since they were produced.

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Support generously provided by the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts supported by Hand & Lock

Image caption: Panel depicting the Tree of Jesse, 1310-25 (detail) © Lyon. MTMAD. Pierre Verrier

Competition closing date

Sunday, 8 January 2017 - 11:59pm

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To win 1 of 3 pairs of tickets to see Opus Anglicanum at the Victoria and Albert Museum London; simply answer the question below:-

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