Mid-18th Century French Aubusson Pastoral Tapestry in the Manner of J. B. Huet
Make a statement in your home with this exquisite and important antique Aubusson tapestry. Created in France, circa 1740 in the style of Jean Baptiste Huet, the subject manner, set in the original border, depicts a pastoral scene with a shepherd, sheep, a chateau and bridge in the background, and a trio of amorous courtly figures in the foreground. The large tapestry is very colorful, with a predominately green palette, and will require a long wall to be hung comfortably. The tapestry is in wonderful condition commensurate with age and use and has a new back canvas for stability (see last picture). Jean-Baptiste Marie Huet (1745-1811) was a French painter, engraver and designer associated with pastoral and genre scenes of animals in the Rococo manner, influenced by François Boucher. In the 1780s he provided tapestry cartoons for the manufacture at Beauvais. A suite of thirteen hangings of pastorals was in the Isaac de Camondo bequest to the Louvre. In 1790 he remained attached to the reorganized and combined tapestry manufacture of Gobelins and Beauvais. Measures: 150″ W x 108″ H.
|Dimensions||150" W x .25" D x 108" H|