Loan Exhibition: Henry VIII: the unseen tapestries

This small but remarkable loan exhibition includes rare and previously unseen, as well as rediscovered, tapestries from the tapestry collection of the king. The rediscovered monumental “Burning of the Books” tapestry commissioned by Henry and deliver to Hampton Court Palace in 1538. The “Lord Russell Order of the Garter” tapestry. “Romulus and Remus” a tapestry […]

This small but remarkable loan exhibition includes rare and previously unseen, as well as rediscovered, tapestries from the tapestry collection of the king.

The rediscovered monumental “Burning of the Books” tapestry commissioned by Henry and deliver to Hampton Court Palace in 1538.

The “Lord Russell Order of the Garter” tapestry.

“Romulus and Remus” a tapestry from Greenwich Palace.

DATE:
1st – 19th October
VIEWING:
Weekdays 10.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 11.00am – 4.00pm

Further details can be found in our Exhibition section, scroll down.

FRANSES ARCHIVE LECTURE

To coincide with the exhibition, Dr Thomas P Campbell, former Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and an authority on renaissance tapestry will be giving a lecture “The Art of Majesty: Henry VIII’s Tapestry Collection” at the Royal Academy of Arts on Saturday 6 October 2018 at 3pm. Admission is by invitation only.  For tickets apply to gallery@franses.com or telephone 020 7976 1234

 

Saint Paul Directing the Burning of the Heathen Books at Ephesus