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The Ascension

Designer:
Michiel Coxie (I) (Netherlandish, Mechelen ca. 1499–1592 Mechelen) , probably
Maker:
Woven by Unknown
Artist:
Related to Ascension tapestry, Vatican Scuola nuova set by Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, Urbino 1483–1520 Rome)
Artist:
Related to Small Passion woodcut probably by Albrecht Dürer (German, Nuremberg 1471–1528 Nuremberg)
Date:
1540–45
Culture:
Flemish, Brussels
Medium:
Wool, silk, silver-gilt, silver thread (18-19 warps per inch, 7-8 per cm.)
Dimensions:
H. 120 x W. 115 inches (304.8 x 292.1 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1944
Accession Number:
44.63.5
Not on view
Marking: (on guard, lower left corner; red or orange shield, BB in gold thread) Brussels mark;
(in gold thread or yellow silk on right side guard, near bottom) Weaver's mark, unidentified
Electors of Saxony, Dresden , church of the new palace (ca. 1554–1701?) ; Electors of Saxony, Brühl Palace, Dresden ( ca. 1701?–at least the 1840s) ; Königlichen Gemäldegalerie (Dresden, ca. 1855–ca. 1924?) ; Brought to the United States by Prince Ernst Heinrich, Duke of Saxony (ca. 1925) ; [ French and Co., New York (from before 1935–44; sold to MMA) ]
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