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Tapestry

Tapestry

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1628-1661 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vouet, Simon, born 1590 (painter)
    Planche, Raphael de la (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tapestry-woven in wool and silk

  • Credit Line:

    Alfred Williams Hearn Bequest

  • Museum number:

    T.125-1931

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tapestry woven in wool and silk. With a landscape showing a thickly wooded bank on the left with a large tree from the roots of which spread out a large lake with a ready margin. A heron or crane stands under the tree just on the edge of the lake. There are ducks among the reeds. On the right, the late stretches away into the distance where woods and hills are seen. The panel has a wide border. At the corners and in the centre of the lower border are pairs of amorini playing or kissing. In the centre of each side border is an amorino with a bunch of grapes. In the centre of the top border, two armorini hold leafy swags on either side of a head with a caduceus on each side of it. Between the various groups of armorini are flowery scrolls.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1628-1661 (made)

Artist/maker

Vouet, Simon, born 1590 (painter)
Planche, Raphael de la (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Tapestry-woven in wool and silk

Dimensions

Height: 139 in, Width: 139 in, Weight: 38 kg, Width: 3547 mm Top edge, Width: 3566 mm Bottom edge, Length: 3560 mm Proper right, Length: 3465 mm Proper left, Weight: 38 kg Weighed on roller

Descriptive line

Tapestry woven in wool and silk, made by Raphael de la Planche, possibly after Simon Vouet, France, 1628-1661

Categories

Textiles; Tapestry

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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