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The Memorable Judgement of Sancho Panza from a series of tapestries with scenes from Don Quixote (number twenty-four in a series of twenty-eight)

Manufactory:
Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662)
Designer:
Charles Antoine Coypel (French, Paris 1694–1752 Paris) (central pictorial panel, in 1727)
Designer:
Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay the Elder (French, Caen 1653–1715 Paris) (alentour, 1714–51)
Designer:
Alexandre François Desportes (French, Champigneulle 1661–1743 Paris) (alentour, 1714–51)
Designer:
Claude Audran III (French, Lyons 1658–1734 Paris) (alentour, 1714–51)
Designer:
Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay the Elder (French, Caen 1653–1715 Paris) Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay the Younger
Maker:
Weaver Michel Audran (French, 1701–1771 Paris)
Date:
designed 1727–55, woven April 1752–Dec. 24, 1754
Culture:
French, Paris
Medium:
Wool, silk (18-21 warps per inch, 8 per cm.)
Dimensions:
H. 147 x W. 189 inches (373.4 x 480.1 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Nanaline H. Duke and Miss Doris Duke, 1952
Accession Number:
52.215
Not on view
Inscription: (woven at bottom center) MEMORABLE JUDGEMENT DE SANCHO
(woven in blue cartouche at each corner of border) blue L of the royal monogram

Marking: (lower right border corner) Fleur-de-lis and manufactory mark, in orange
Count Vorontsov ; Benjamin Duke (from 1912?) ; Mrs. Nanaline H. Duke ; and Doris Duke (until 1952; to MMA)
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