12 February 1999
A LOUIS XV AUBUSSON PASTORAL TAPESTRY
Woven in wools and silks, in the foreground with a courtly man persuing a young maiden in blue dress, to the right with a seated lady and before her with a child, flanked to each side by trees and the background with a river landscape with a tree and a townscape beyond, within a foliate and floral column border and a later yellow and blue outer slip, areas of reweaving and patching particularly to the outer edges of the border with segments with colour hightlights, probably reduced in size and with vertical cut behind the child
9 ft. 6 in. x 8 ft. 9 in. (290 cm. x 267 cm.)
Anonymous sale, Ader Picard Tajan, Paris, 2 March 1972, lot 127.
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A panel depicting the seated lady with the child to the right and entitled Le Livre d'Images, is illustrated in J. Boccara, Ames de Laine et de Soie, Saint-Just-en-Chausse, 1988, p. 266.
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