My job gives me the privilege of being out and about every day in London.

Whether leading a walk, visiting a museum or gallery, or just enjoying the city's bustle or its quiet spaces, there's always something new to see, something interesting going on.

In my blog, I seek to reflect the ever-changing patterns of life in the greatest City on Earth!

The Mortlake Tapestries

The Mortlake tapestries talk by London Blue Badge guide and historian Sue Jackson

Enjoying a relatively brief existence, the tapestry manufactory was set up in 1619 by James I and supported by the patronage of Charles I. In its heyday, lavish sums were spent on Mortlake’s luxury products with patrons such as George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham. Its most famous set of tapestries was woven from Raphael’s cartoons for the Acts of the Apostles, but this lecture will examine whether Mortlake planned its own head designer in the person of Van Dyck.


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