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Reduced version of a mural painting depicting an imaginary incident, standing for the introduction of the textile industry. Queen Phillipa of Hainault, wife of Edward III is shown visiting Manchester, arriving on horseback surrounded by ladies in waiting, to the left. The queen and her assistants hold branches of flowering blossom. Weavers show the queen samples of their cloth while a page holds the reins of her horse and children watch from their seat on steps of a memorial in the foreground.
tempera on panel
H 49 x W 79 cm
bequeathed by George Beatson Blair, 1947
Signed blc (monogram) : FMB - 88