English Embroideries of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum

Brooks, M.M. (2004) English Embroideries of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth centuries in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK, Ashmolean Museum in conjunction with Jonathan Horne Publications, 96pp.


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This book presents research into the Mallet collection of English sixteenth and seventeenth century embroideries at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. This essay explores the potential meanings of the embroideries for contemporaries through contemporaneous images and literature. The evidence that they present for the consumption of images and materials as well as the production of images as artefacts. The essay is accompanied by a detailed illustrated catalogue of the complete collection. This publication was linked with an exhibition which I curated at the Ashmolean Museum (January-March 2004) and a day workshop. The book was reviewed by Linda Woolley, Victoria and Albert Museum in the Medieval Dress & Textile Society Newsletter, 3 (11), 7-8 and Textile History. The exhibition was reviewed in The Burlington Magazine by Jennifer Harris of the Whitworth Art Gallery (Vol CXLV, No 1214, May 2004).

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: This research was undertaken with the support of funding from the ARHC and the British Academy.
ISBNs: 1854441930 (hardback)
1854441922 (hardback)
Keywords: English embroideries, Ashmolean Museum, sixteenth century, seventeenth century, literature, women's status, women's education, iconography
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Art
ePrint ID: 16381
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Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:31
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/16381

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