Past Exhibition

Tapestries

 
  • 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.

  • 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
    1772
    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.
  • Tapestry of people wishing Sancho well as he departs for the Island of Barataria

    Workshop of Peter van den Hecke (Flemish, 1680–1752)
    after Philippe de Hondt (Flemish, 1683–1741)
    Sancho Departs for the Island of Barataria
    1730–45 (before 1748)
    Wool and silk
    10 ft. 4 in. x 19 ft. 5 in. (314.6 x 591.2 cm)
    Signed, lower right: p.van.den.hecke [with both n’s in reverse]
    The Frick Collection, New York (1965.10.21)

    Provenance: French royal collection, Paris, recorded in 1748. 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.
  • Tapestry of Sancho arriving on the Island of Barataria with townspeople 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)
    Sancho Arrives on the Island of Barataria
    1772
    Wool and silk; modern cotton support straps and lining
    12 ft. 1 in. x 13 ft. 7 in. (368 x 414 cm)

    Signed, lower right corner of field: audran; lower right corner of border: audran.g. 1772 The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (82.DD.68)
     
    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.
  • Tapestry of Don Quixote and Sancho and figures of Folly by Wisdom with 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) 
    Don Quixote Delivered from Folly by Wisdom
    1773
    Wool and silk; modern cotton support straps and lining
    12 ft. 2 in. x 12 ft. 8 in. (370.8 x 386.1 cm)
    Signed, lower right corner of field: audran [the n incomplete]; lower right corner of border: audran.g. 1773
    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (82.DD.66)

    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.