Anjou: The Fontevraud Effigies and the Apocalypse Tapestry

Fontevraud Abbey

*Online event*

The effigies at the Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud are of Henry II (died 1189), his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine (died 1204), their son Richard I (died 1199) and their daughter in law, Isabelle of Angouleme (died 1246), widow of King John.

The Apocalypse Tapestry, which is in the Chateau of Angers, was commissioned about 1373 and completed by 1382. It shows the whole of the Book of Revelation, originally in 90 panels, of which just over 70 survive.

We will also look at a few of the wooden carvings of figures, mainly from the fifteenth and sixteenth century, on the houses in Angers.

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