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Andromache and Priam Urging Hector Not to Go to War (from Scenes from the Story of the Trojan War)

Artist:
Probably produced through Pasquier Grenier of Tournai (Burgundian, died 1493)
Date:
ca. 1470–90
Geography:
Made in Tournai, South Netherlands
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Wool warp, wool wefts with a few silk wefts.
Dimensions:
Overall: 190 x 104in. (482.6 x 264.2cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1939
Accession Number:
39.74
Not on view
Inscription: (above, in French): [A]NDROMATA LA MORT HECTOR DOUBTANS. QU[AVOI]T SOG [IE VINT A] GENOS PLOURER / [LU]I PUTA EN GRANS PLEURS CES ENFANS. EN LUI PRIANT E[N CE] JOUR NON ALLER. / [EN] BATAILLE HECTOR SE FIST ARMER. CE NON OSTANT ET ACHEVAL MONTA. / [LE] ROY PRIAT LE CONSTRAIT RETOURNER. PAR LA PITIE QUIL PRINT DADROMATA.

(below, in Latin): ANDROMATHA DE FLENS [E]XCIDIUM. HECTORIS QD' VIDIT DORMIENDO. / OFFERT PROLEM HUIC IN REMEDIUM. PRIAMUS HUNC VOCAT RETINENDO.
F. G. Roybet, Paris (sold 1877); Hôtel Drouot, Paris (March 24, 1877, no. 21); Jean Dollfus, Paris (sold 1912); Galerie Georges Petit, Paris (April 1-2, 1912, no. 189); [ Gimpel and Wildenstein(sold 1915)]; [ P. W. French & Co., New York (1915–sold 1916)]; Clarence H. Mackay(from 1916); Estate of John Mackay, Roslyn, NY (until 1939)
Ninane, Lucie, and Jacqueline Folie, ed. Flanders in the Fifteenth Century: Art and Civilization. Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, 1960. no. 150, pp. 320–24.

Beeson, Nora B., ed. Guide to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1972. no. 39, p. 219.

Cavallo, Adolfo S. Medieval Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 13, pp. 229-249, fig. 106-109.

Raggio, Olga. The Gubbio Studiolo and Its Conservation: Volume 1, Federico da Montefeltro's Palace at Gubbio and Its Studiolo. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1999. pp. 68, 73, fig. 4.48.



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