T for Tapestry: The 19th Century, Volume 3

La Gazette Drouot
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The 19th century certainly witnessed a notable dichotomy in the sphere of tapestries. After a period devoid of genius, which confined the woven creations to academic cartoons, the second half of the century saw new interest by artists in an art disregarded for far too long. 19th century, tapestry depicting The Coronation of the Emperor Napoleon I and the Coronation of the Empress Josephine on December 2, 1804 after the painting by Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825), reinterpreted, 245 x 306 cm/96.45 x 120.47 in.Result: €16,875 While French imperial reforms brought dramatic change in many fields, the former royal factories remained trapped in a disheartening

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