A fine Aubusson pastoral tapestry


A fine Aubusson pastoral tapestry depicting dogs hunting a wild boar in a typically rural landscape. The woven tapestry is signed “Aubusson” on its left side. Some small blemishes, in keeping with its age. 

The small French town of Aubusson, on the River Creuse, is famed for its tradition of weaving elegantly elaborate tapestries. They often depicted romantic pastoral, historic or architectural scenes and were particularly noted for their compositions of garlands and bouquets, becoming famous and sought after throughout Europe.

In 1665, the weavers of Aubusson were granted the title of “Royal Manufacturer”, and received commissions from Louis XV, Louis XVI and Napoleon I. A 1786 inventory lists more than one hundred Aubusson carpets at the palace of Versailles and a 1789 inventory of all royal palaces describes a great many more.

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Dimensions 152 × 92 cm

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