Catalogue, Exhibition of the High Art of Tapestry Weaving, 1954, Winnipeg Art Gallery.
Opening on October 6, the Gallery displays its first exhibition of historical tapestries. It includes 34 French, Flemish, German, Scandinavian, and French-Canadian works dating from the 15th to the 20th centuries.
Lenders to the exhibition hail from New York, Minneapolis, Montreal, and Quebec City. However, perhaps the most significant lender is Robert Standish Gage Prendergast Vereker, 7th Viscount Gort (1888–1975), an Irish peer who had relocated his significant art collection to Winnipeg for safekeeping at the outbreak of the Second World War. Lord Gort would eventually lend and subsequently donate his sizeable and extremely valuable collection to the Gallery.