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Reclining Putto

Manufactory:
probably Beauvais
Date:
second half 19th century
Culture:
French, probably Beauvais
Medium:
Silk, wool (25-27 warps per inch, 10 per cm.)
Dimensions:
20 1/2 x 20 in. (52.1 x 50.8 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Margaret Bancroft, 1974
Accession Number:
1974.284.1
Not on view
This was originally a chair-back on the type of tapestry-upholstered furniture popular since the eighteenth century. Except for the putto’s body, rendered in wool, most of the panel is woven with fine silks. The exquisite workmanship and wide-ranging palette are typical of tapestries associated with Beauvais.
Dr. Margaret Bancroft (until 1974; to MMA)
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