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'Spring', A Louis XV classical tapestry, Aubusson, workshop of Michel Vergne, from the series The Four Seasons, early 18th century
woven with the Goddess Flora/Venus symbolising Spring, seated on chariot pulled by floral garlands by winged children/cupids, lacking border, with later banded narrow selvedges; reduced in width, with narrow strip of reweaving up the far right edge,
Mounted on stretcher: approximately 194cm. high, 236cm. wide; 6ft. 4in., 7ft. 9in.
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Catalogue Note

For a set of the Four Seasons represented by the appropriate divinities of Flora/Venus for Spring, Ceres for Summer, Bacchus for Autumn, and Vulcan for Winter (Collection du Conseil National de Monaco), see D & P. Chevalier, and P.F Bertrand, Les Tapisseries d’Aubusson et de Felletin, 1988, pp.75-77. The panel of Autumn is signed Michel Vergne, MRD (Manufacture Royale d'Aubusson). This set has different narrow gold and yellow border types. The comparable panel of Spring, is wider and the composition includes three further female figures following the chariot, with exuberant flowering plants extending across the foreground, and with further buildings in the background. 

Of Royal and Noble Descent

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