Monday, 5 December 2011

A beautiful French woolwork panel: The Lion & the Mouse

I really like the expression on this lion's face, he seems quite friendly so I think it probably depicts a scene from the fable (I can't remember its name) where the mouse has helped the lion and vice versa. It is mostly worked in gros point in wool, with the lion and mouse worked in petit point. It is worked on stiff linen canvas and has had metal clips with loops attached for hanging.

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