Antique French Tapestry by Gobelins of Paris

2107-1657 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

55H x 78W

Location: Baton Rouge


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Antique French Tapestry by Gobelins of Paris is a splendid romantic scene depicting a lovely young maiden, perhaps the Goddess Venus, or Aphrodite to the Greeks.  She is attended by an entourage of ladies in waiting plus several cherubs, even a satyr.  Young maidens dance and cherubs parade in the background for a truly idyllic scene set in a lush landscape.  Such idealistic renderings reached a new level of popularity during the Renaissance when the Gobelins first practiced their artistic craft.  Louis XIV promoted the industry to the point it received worldwide acclaim.  The French Ministry of Culture still maintains a tapestry factory in Paris near Les Gobelins métro station in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. It was originally established on the site as medieval dyeing business by the family Gobelin.
Circa early 1900s
Measures 55H x 78W