The Cowardice of Sancho at the Hunt

Tapestry of dogs and people hunting a boar and Sancho climbing a tree, all framed by a red, gold, and floral border

Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory (French)
under the direction of Michel Audran (French, 1701–1771) "
and his son Jean Audran fils (French, d. 1794)
Main scene after Charles Coypel (French, 1694–1752)
Alentour after Claude Audran III (French, 1658–1734),
Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay fils (French, 1668–1730),
and Alexandre-François Desportes (French, 1661–1743) 
The Cowardice of Sancho at the Hunt
Wool and silk; modern cotton support straps and lining
12 ft. 1 in. x 13 ft. 4 in. (368 x 406 cm)
Signed, lower right corner of field: audran; lower right corner of border: audran.g.1772 [the “2” woven sideways]
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (82.DD.69)

Provenance: Given by Louis XVI on August 20, 1786 to Albert and Marie-Christine (sister of Queen Marie-Antoinette), Duke and Duchess of Saxe-Teschen and Joint Governors of the Austrian Netherlands. By descent to Karl Ludwig Johann Joseph Lorenz, Duke of Teschen, 1822. By descent to Albrecht Friedrich Rudolf, Duke of Teschen, 1847. By descent to Friedrich Maria Albrecht Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Teschen, Schloss Halbturn, Burgenland, Austria, 1895 (removed to London, 1936). Alice Bucher, Lucerne, Switzerland (offered for sale, Sotheby’s, London, December 8, 1967, lot 1). Galerie Römer, Zurich, 1981. Sold Sotheby’s, Monaco, June 14, 1982, lot 571. J. Paul Getty Museum, 1982.
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