Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Joshua and David (from the Nine Heroes Tapestries)

Date:
ca. 1400–1410
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Wool warp, wool wefts
Dimensions:
47.101.1: 168 x 250 in. (426.7 x 635 cm) 47.152: 168 x 250 in. (426.7 x 635 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Munsey Fund, 1932; Gift of John D. Rockefeller Jr., 1947; Gift of George A. Douglass, 1947
Accession Number:
32.130.3b; 47.101.1; 47.152
On view at The Met Cloisters in Gallery 18
Marking: Arms (on thirteen banners atop turrets, on bosses of vaulting above Joshua and David): azure, semé of fleurs-de-lis gold, within a border engrailed gules [Arms of Jean duc de Berry];
(on banner next to end turret at right of tapestry): bendy of six, azure and gold [Arms of Burgundy];
(on shield at right of figure): argent, a dragon vert [Arms of Joshua];
(on shield at right of figure): azure, a harp gold [Arms of David]
[ Joel Joseph Duveen, London] [32.130.3b] ; Maurice Chabrières-Arlès, Lyon and Paris (by 1877) [32.130.3b] ; [ Duveen Brothers, Paris and New York (from late 1915) [32.130.3b] ; Clarence Mackay, Roslyn, NY (1924–sold 1932) [32.130.3b] ; Joel Joseph Duveen, London [47.101.1] ; Baron Arthur Schickler 1828–1919, château Martinvast, Normandy (from about 1872) [47.101.1] ; Count and Countess Hubert de Pourtalès, château Martinvast, Normandy (sold by 1936) [47.101.1] ; [ Brummer Gallery, Paris and New York (by 1936–1947) ] [47.101.1] ; Clarence Mackay, Roslyn, NY [47.152] ; George A. Douglass, Sr., New York (until 1947) [47.152]
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