Arrival of the Shepherdesses

Tapestry with an outdoor wedding scene

Workshop of Peter van den Hecke (Flemish, 1680–1752)
after Philippe de Hondt (Flemish, 1683–1741)
Arrival of the Shepherdesses at the Wedding of Camacho
1730–45 (before 1748)
Wool and silk
10 ft. 3 in. x 18 ft. 3 in. (313 x 555.2 cm)
Signed, lower right: p. van.den.hecke [with both n’s in reverse]
The Frick Collection, New York (1965.10.20)

Provenance: French royal collection, Paris, recorded in 1749. Possibly collection of the Vicomte de Fontarce, Paris, ca. 1900. Hubert Mersmann, Los Martines, Granada, Spain. Henry Clay Frick, 1909. Childs Frick, Roslyn, New York. Bequeathed by him in 1965.

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