A Medieval Mystery: Was There a Master of the Embroidered Foliage?

An exhibit on display at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts brings together four of the seven known versions of the Master of the Embroidered Foliage's hallmark image from public and private collections in the United States, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and France.

Virtually identical in composition, these works feature Mary in voluminous robes sitting on a throne while the Christ child in her arms leafs precociously through the pages of an illuminated manuscript.