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Aubusson Mythological Tapestry

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin France
Period Pre 18th Century
Materials Wool, silk
Dimensions
W. 115 in; H. 136 in; D. 0.25 in;
W. 292.1 cm; H. 345.44 cm; D. 0.64 cm;
Condition Good. Minor losses. Unrestored. Restoration available.
Creation Date circa 1675
Description An important second half 17th century tapestry depicting 'Dido on the Pyre' after a cartoon by Isaac Moillon (1614 -1673) from the series "The Story of Dido and Aeneas". This tapestry is believed to have been a royal commission from the Aubusson tapestry manufacture as evidenced by the fleur-de-lis in the fillet border and the double jeweled crown and scepters on top and bottom wide borders.
Styles / Movements Baroque, Louis XIV, Neoclassical
Incollect Reference Number 280700
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