London, South Kensington
27 November 2002
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
AN AUBUSSON PASTORAL TAPESTRY, MID 18TH CENTURY
Woven in wools and silks, depicting a scene from Les Amusements de la Campagne with an amorous couple with a dog beside a pond, in a wooded landscape with a huntsman in the middleground and ruins in the distance, in a flowered trellis border entwined with flower garlands and with floral corners, areas of reweaving and patching, the blue outer slip to the base lacking
7.9ft. (236cm.) wide x 9.7ft. (292cm.) high
Almost certainly acquired by William Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose (d.1954), and by descent.
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A tapestry with identical subject was sold anonymously at Sotheby's London, 28th April 1978, lot 1, for £1400.
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