York’s Own Tapestry Goes To Bayeux In Art Swap



By David Behrens in The Yorkshire Post.

IT is a Yorkshire entente cordiale that perfectly compliments President Macron’s offer to loan the 950 year-old Bayeux Tapestry to Britain. As the horse trading began at Prime Ministerial level on when and where the artwork will be seen, plans were already afoot to take the Fulford Tapestry, a 20 ft embroidery created a decade ago in the Bayeux style, to mark the skirmish in York that preceded the Battle of Hastings, to the public of France.

The Fulford work, which is not on view in England, will be loaned to venues in Bayeux and the Normandy town of Saint-Valery-en-Caux this spring, in a deal agreed before the announcement that the original 1066 tapestry would leave its home in France for the first time. Theresa May called the plan “very significant”, and said it was important that “the maximum number of people” would be able to see the work.

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