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Colbert Visiting the Gobelins

Artist:
Sébastien Leclerc I (French, Metz 1637–1714 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1665
Medium:
Etching
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 11/16 x 9 3/8 in. (14.5 x 23.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.600.2612
Not on view
This etching illustrates a visit to the Gobelins workshops by Colbert de Villacerf, Surintendant des Bâtiments du Roi from 1691 to 1699. The workers are in the process of hanging one of a set of tapestries depicting the Story of Alexander, woven for Louis XIV after designs by Charles Le Brun.
La Galerie de l'Hostel Royal des Gobelins...

Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor," October 17, 2007–January 6, 2008.

Palacio Real, Patrimonio Nacional. "Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor," March 6, 2008–June 1, 2008.

Norton Museum of Art. "Romulus and Remus and the Founding of Rome: Tapestries from the Kunsthistorisches Museum," January 16, 2010–April 11, 2010.

B.N.VIII.128.458
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