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$ 12,000

Aubusson Tapestry Cartoon

Origin France
Period 19th Century
Materials Gouche on Paper, Wood.
W. 55 in; H. 45.5 in;
W. 139.7 cm; H. 115.57 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date Circa 1890.
Description French Aubusson verdure tapestry cartoon, gouache on paper, in a mahogany frame with an ebonized inner molding, depicting charming country scene of woodlands, river, bridge, a chateau and mountains in the background with bold trees, foliage and bird. Tapestry cartoons are the life size models from which tapestries are woven. The wools and silks were died to match the painting and the weaver copied it. The quality of the finished tapestry depended upon the artistry of the painter combined with the skill of the weaver.
Styles / Movements Louis XVI
Dealer Reference Number 6631
Incollect Reference Number 129725
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