Wednesday, 11 May 2011

ABC Wednesday: Q is for Queen Adelaide's Tapestry

"The Highland Shepherdess" is one of nine pieces of needlework worked by Queen Adelaide herself and donated to a bazaar held in 1835 to raise funds for a school in Hyde. It was purchased by a member of the Tinker family and passed down through the family into the possession of Margaret (Peggy) Tinker. She has generously passed this artefact into the custody of St George's Church.

The church hope to have it restored in due course.

Queen Adelaide was born in 1792. She married William, Duke of Clarence in 1818. He reigned as King William IV from 1830 until 1837. Queen Adelaide died in 1849.

A photograph of the tapestry in its frame can be found on Old Hyde.

Details from the frame can be found on Hyde DP Xtra.

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10 comments:

  1. Great detail.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  2. Nice post. I love needlepoint and this is beautiful. Great shot too.

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  3. Needlepoint is an excellent choice for many scenes and it does justice to this tapestry. So good that it was lovingly preserved.

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  4. Interesting and informative!

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  5. I had heard of George IV but not his wife. Our son is called George. I hope you are keeping well I am just going to wander through the new blof and see what has been going on since I was last here. XX Don

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  6. That is a beautiful piece of work and a subject I like to see in paintings.

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  7. Such a nice story behind it too.

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  8. I love needlepoint. This one looks to be in exceptional shape for its age. I hope the church can raise the funds to have it properly conserved.

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  9. That is needlework! No way. It looks just fabulous.

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