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Panel with grotesques, from a set of bed hangings

Artist:
related to the prints of Cornelis Floris II (Netherlandish, Antwerp before 1514–1575 Antwerp)
Date:
ca. 1550–60
Culture:
Flemish, Brussels
Medium:
Silk, wool, silver and silver-gilt thread (20-22 warps per inch, 8-9 per cm.)
Dimensions:
H. 65 1/2 x W. 80 inches (166.4 x 203.2 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of George Blumenthal, 1941
Accession Number:
41.100.385
Not on view
Several of the motifs, expecially the perforated metal-like strapwork, suggest that the designer was familiar with the grotesques of the Flemish artist Cornelis Floris (1514–1575), particularly his prints, Fantastic Chariots, published in 1552.
possibly made for Philip II of Spain ; possibly Frédéric Spitzer , Paris ; Baron Nathaniel de Rothschild , Paris (before 1876) ; James A. Garland , New York (until 1909) ; [ American Art Galleries , New York, March 20, 1909, nos. 132–33; sold to Seligman ] ; [ Seligmann and Co., New York , New York (from 1909) ] ; George and Florence Blumenthal , New York (before 1912–until her death in 1930) ; George Blumenthal (until 1941; to MMA)
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