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Allegory of Water (Neptune Rescuing Amymone)

General conception by Jacques Germain Soufflot (French, Irancy 1713–1780 Paris)

Designer:
Pictorial medallions designed by François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Maker:
Workshop of Jacques Neilson (French, 1714–1788)
Manufactory:
Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662)
Patron:
Commissioned for George William Coventry, 6th earl of Coventry (Croome Court, Worcestershire, England)
Date:
designed 1758–67, woven 1764–71
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Wool, silk (22-24 warps per inch, 9-10 per cm)
Dimensions:
H. 10 ft. x W. 17 ft. (3.05 m. x 5.18 m.)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.3
202130

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