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The Property of THE J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM
*A BEAUVAIS TAPESTRY PANEL

CIRCA 1746-1762, AFTER FRANÇOIS BOUCHER

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*A BEAUVAIS TAPESTRY PANEL
circa 1746-1762, after françois boucher
Depicting 'Le Jardinier' and woven with a young woman and two children within a garden setting, one child leans against the woman offering her an apron filled with flowers, the other child rests on the ground with a watering can, in the distance beyond the stairs a woman with a parasol and child are partly visible, the borders woven with scrolling laurel and acanthus clasps, reduced in width, wear to borders
10ft. 1in. x 4ft. 10in. (3m. 7cm. x 1m. 47cm.)
Provenance
Monsieur X sale, 1927, no. 5, illus.
Purchased by Stettiner
Ogden L. Mills, New York, sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 31 March 1938, lot 537, illus. 147
Literature
J. Badin, La Manufacture de tapisseries de Beauvais, Paris 1909, p. 60
E. Standen, "Fêtes Italiennes: Beauvais Tapestries after Boucher in the Metropolitan Museum of Art", Metropolitan Museum Journal, vol. 12, 1977, pp. 107-130, footnote 50
E. Standen, European Post-Medieval Tapestries and Related Hangings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985, vol. II, pp. 521-523
Post Lot Text
*This lot may be exempt from sales tax, as set forth in the Sales Tax Notice at the front of the catalogue.

Lot Essay

According to Baden (op.cit.), Le Jardinier is one of fourteen subjects from the Fêtes Italiennes series woven at Beauvais after designs by François Boucher between 1746 and 1762. Le Jardinier is recorded as being woven eleven times.

A wider version is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and features two marble statues flanking the main scene. Another example is in the Baron Guy de Rothschild Collection, formerly in the Château de Ferrières (Standen, op.cit.).
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