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Jimmy Page owned Pre-Raphaelite tapestries on exhibit in Washington DC

Two huge tapestries by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris, illustrating the Quest for the Holy Grail, are part of an exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. The two tapestries are the property of Jimmy Page, whose interest in the art, design and architecture of that era is well known. A beautiful exhibition well worth the visit for anyone in the area.

There were six tapestries depicting the Quest for the Holy Grail, which were commissioned from Morris & Co. They were was designed by both William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones in 1890 for the Australian mining engineer William Knox D'Arcy for the dining-room of his house, Stanmore Hall in Middlesex, England.

The Vision of The Holy Grail

This is the actual tapestry in black and white as they orginally hung in Stanmore Hall.

The Vision of The Holy Grail

This is titled The Vision of The Holy Grail

Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900 will be on exhibit through May 19, 2013 in the West Building of the National Gallery of Art, Main Floor.

Thanks to RS Milford
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December 16, 1968 - Zep plays Bath Pavilion for a mere £75.
December 26, 1968 - First American concert at the Coliseum in Denver, CO
December xx, 1969 - Led Zeppelin are reported to have sold 5 million dollars worth of albums in the US
December 11, 1969 - Led Zeppelin are presented gold and platinum discs for their first two albums
December xx, 1970 - The band enters Island Studios to begin work on the fourth album
December xx, 1971 - The band plays a few low-key shows back in England
December 23, 1972 - The band break for Christmas holiday after a London gig
December xx, 1973 - John Paul Jones works on studio productions for Madeline Bell
December xx, 1973 - Joe Massot films Jimmy Page’s fantasy sequence at Loch Ness
December 19, 1974 - John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page jam with Bad Company at the Rainbow Theater
December 10, 1975 - Led Zeppelin play a 45-minute show with Norman Hale at Behan’s in Jersey
December xx, 1976 - Led Zeppelin rehearses for the 1977 tour
December 25, 1976 - It’s announced that Plant and Bonham will reunite with the Band of Joy for three shows in the new year
December xx, 1977 - The band minus Robert gather to discuss Led Zeppelin’s future plans
December xx, 1978 - The new album is completed quickly at Polar Studios and mixed at Jimmy’s Plumpton Studio
December xx, 1979 - John Bonham considers joining Paul McCartney’s Wings
December 29, 1979 - The band minus Jimmy Page attend the Paul McCartney And Wings Kampuchea befefit show
December 04, 1980 - Led Zeppelin issue the following statement not to carry on as a band: "We wish it to be known, that the loss of our dear friend and the deep respect we have for his family, together with the deep sense of harmony felt by ourselves and our manager have led us to decide that we could not continue as we were."
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