T is for Tapestry: Volume 2

La Gazette Drouot
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The creation of the royal tapestry workshops under Louis XIV broke with the mural approach specific to medieval and Renaissance tapestries. In these spaces dedicated to the service of power, the loom established roots as an art of the multiple, which was also dependent on painting. Royal Factory of Beauvais, after Guy Louis Vernansal, Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer and Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay, first third of the 18th century, tapestry from the "History of the Emperor of China" showing "La Collation" ("The Light Meal"), by Guy Louis Vernansal, 333 x 394 cm/131 x 155 in. Paris, Hôtel Drouot, December 2, 2019. Ader auction

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