Diana and Actaeon from a set of Ovid's Metamorphoses
Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662)
Workshop of Jean Jans the Younger (French, 1644–1723)
designed before 1680, woven late 17th–early 18th century
Wool, silk (20 warps per inch, 8 per cm.)
H. 130 x W. 182 inches (330.2 x 462.3 cm)
Gift of Mrs. George S. Amory, in memory of her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Amory Sibley Carhart, 1964
Not on view
From a set of tapestries depicting stories from Ovid's Metamorphoses, this hanging illustrates the moment when Acteon, having accidentally seen the goddess Diana and her nymphs bathing, begins to change into a stag.
Signature: Woven in lower right corner: I. IANS.
Mr. and Mrs. Amory S. Carhart , Tuxedo Park, New York (before 1941) ; Mrs. George S. Amory (by descent, until 1964; to MMA)
Artist: Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662)Date: designed 1727–55, woven April 1752–Dec. 24, 1754Medium: Wool, silk (18-21 warps per inch, 8 per cm.)Accession: 52.215On view in:Not on view
Artist: Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662)Date: designed 1758–67, woven 1764–71Medium: Wool, silk (22-24 warps per inch, 9–10 per cm.)Accession: 58.75.10, .11On view in:Not on view