Tapestry of Bayeux.By Matilda Consort of William the Conqueror 1066.
Lithograph with hand colour, very rare. 218 x 285mm (8½ x 11¼"). Some creasing and scuffing.
This section shows William the Conqueror aboard the flagship 'The Mora' landing at Pevesney. The Bayeux Tapestry, depicts the events leading up to the Norman Conquest of England, culminating in the Battle of Hastings. French legend maintained the tapestry was commissioned and created by Queen Matilda, William the Conqueror's wife, and her ladies-in-waiting. However, scholarly analysis now concludes that the tapestry was probably commissioned by William's half-brother, Bishop Odo.
See Ref: 29053 for uncoloured copy (with additional printed area on left)
[Ref: 29054] £180.00