Vulcan Presenting Arms for Aeneas to Venus from a set of The Loves of the Gods
Designed by François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Weaving Manufactory directed by André Charlemagne Charron (French, active 1754–80)
Weaver Jean-Baptiste Oudry (French, Paris 1686–1755 Beauvais)
Commissioned by Count Johann Hartvig Ernst Bernstorff (Danish)
Wool, silk (23-25 warps per inch, 9-10 per cm.)
H. 168 x W. 214 inches (426.7 x 543.6 cm)
Gift of Dr. Ernest G. Stillman, 1922
Not on view
Signature: (at end of crate on left, in reverse) F. Bouche / 1749 (lower guard, left corner) OVDRY. (lower guard, right corner) [fleur-de-lis] A•C•C• BEAUVAIS.
Marking: (lower guard, right corner) [fleur-de-lis] A.C.C.BEAUVAIS.
Commissioned by Count Johann Hartvig Ernst Bernstorff (in Tapestry Room by Spring 1757) ; Nephew of Count Johann Hartvig Ernst Bernstorff (by descent, 1772–97) ; Prince Frederick Ferdinand and Princess Caroline of Denmark , Bernstorff Palace (until 1881) ; King George of Greece , Bernstorff Palace (through early 20th century) ; Private Collection, France (until at least 1906) ; James A. Stillman (until 1918) ; Dr. Ernest G. Stillman (by descent, until 1922; to MMA)