St. Anne teaching the Virgin Mary to read

  • St. Anne teaching the Virgin Mary to read

    St. Anne teaching the Virgin Mary to read

    Nottingham workshop - Inv. 654 Esc

This piece belongs to the MNAA’s collection of mediaeval English alabasters, consisting of fifteen plaques and six sculpted figures. Mass produced by the workshops of the Midlands, a region that had Nottingham at its centre, these images were imported in significant quantities, in a cultural context that saw Portugal drawing closer to England, a tendency that was rendered official by the marriage between Dom João I and Philippa of Lancaster in 1387.