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A French verdure tapestry, possibly Paris, Faubourg Saint Marcel manufactory, 17th century 
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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT EUROPEAN PRIVATE FAMILY

A French verdure tapestry, possibly Paris, Faubourg Saint Marcel manufactory, 17th century 
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Details & Cataloguing

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A French verdure tapestry, possibly Paris, Faubourg Saint Marcel manufactory, 17th century 
woven with verdant woodland, within a deep four-sided architectural border; reduced in size
approximately 281cm high, 269cm wide; 9ft. 2in., 8ft. 10in.
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Catalogue Note

The architecutural border with flowers and cabochon is reminiscent of the 17th century style of border used in the tapestry designs after Simon Vouet (1590-1649) who was brought back by Louis XIII, king of France (1601-1643, r. from 1610), as first painter to the king and as designer of tapestries. See border type examples on tapestries from the Vouet series of the Loves of the Gods, Denis, Isabelle, Lisse et délices, Chefs d’oeuvre de la tapisserie de Henri IV à Louis XIV, Château de Chambord, exhibition catalogue, 1996, Les Amours des dieux, pp.170-189.

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