Next week Lucretia will be leaving Hardwick for conservation at the National Trust Textile Conservation Studio, after a hundred years in the Entrance Hall
The piece is part of 5 embroideries that are known as the ‘Virtuous Women’, one of which; ‘Cleopatra’ now does not exist
Penelope has already returned from conservation just this month! – After leaving in 2011. The piece depicts the story of the wife of Ulysses, and represents her virtues while waiting for the return of her husband from war
Once each piece has returned from conservation they will be displayed in a brand new exhibition ‘Stitches of Time’, and we can’t wait for you to see each piece as it returns over the years!
Penelope will be on display for you to see from late June