Sunday, 6 December 2015
Today I visited the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge where there are many things to marvel at. I don't think I have seen another collection where so many of the artists are household names. Wow, it's by Monet, look a Rodin sculpture, and another, a Picasso.... Or where so many artefacts are so old yet intact and exquisite. I also saw these band samplers, a style I've not seen before although I have seen plenty of "traditional" rectangular Victorian examples. These are English and stitched in silks in the mid 1600s. Photography was difficult in the low light conditions and with the work protected behind glass but I took a shot of both examples and a close up of a section of each. Enjoy.