Baroque tapestry - Beauvais - around 1730




Christian Eduard Franke-Landwers Christoph Freiherr von Seckendorff


The framing of the mythological representation of wool and silk with the splendid columns wrapped in garlands of flowers is characteristic of the precious tapestries from the Royal Manufactory in the northern French city of Beauvais.

The tapestry with Venus and Cupid as the central motif comes from the heyday of the manufactory, whose management was handed over to an artist for the first time in 1726 after several changes of ownership: Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755), until then court painter under Louis XV, designed reams of new motifs and borders for high-quality, elegant wall hangings and tapestry covers for representative seating sets.

In very good condition with fresh colors. From a southern German aristocratic property.

Height 323 cm, width 311 cm.



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