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Vanity Sounds the Horn and Ignorance Unleashes the Hounds Overconfidence, Rashness and Desire (from The Hunt of the Frail Stag)

Date:
ca. 1495–1510
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Wool warp, wool and silk wefts
Dimensions:
Overall: 36 3/8 x 35in. (92.4 x 88.9cm) Framed (65.181.19 + .20 together): 39 5/8 x 74 x 3 3/4 in. (100.6 x 188 x 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Beqeust of Adele L. Lehman, in memory of Arthur Lehman, 1965
Accession Number:
65.181.19
Not on view
Inscription: [on robe of figure to the left]: IGNORANCE;
[on robe of figure blowing the trumpet]: VANITE;
[on three dogs]: [O]UTRECUIDACE, HASTE, VOULOIR;
[on banderole along the bottom]: LES CHIENS QUE TENOIT ACOUPLEZ - DEDAS LE BOIS DAME IGNORANCE/ APRES LECERF A DESCOUPLEZ - CEST VOULOIR HASTE OULTRECUIDANCE/ QUI PLAIS DE MODAINE PAISACE - LUY FOT MAIT SAULT DE TRAVERS FAIRE/ ET LORS VANITE SI SAVANCE - DE CORNER COME ELLE SCET FAIRE.
Guy de Baudreuil, Abbé commendataire of the abbey of Saint-Martin-aux Bois in the diocese of Beauvais ; M. and Mme. de Kermaingant, Paris (by 1886); P. W. French & Co., New York (by 1923); Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lehman, New York (in 1923)
Europe in Torment, 1450–1550. Providence: Brown University, 1974. no. 45, pp. 114–15.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art) no. 1965/1975 (1975). p. 164.

Gómez-Moreno, Carmen. Medieval Images: a Glimpse into the Symbolism and Reality of the Middle Ages. Katonah: Katonah Museum of Art, 1978. no. 50, pp. 16, 23.

Boardman, Phillip C., Marcia Cohn Growdon, and Francis X. Hartigan, ed. Culture of the Middle Ages: A Festival of the Medieval Arts. Treasures of the Middle Ages. Reno, Nevada: Sierra Nevada Museum of Art, 1978. no. 46.

Cavallo, Adolfo S. Medieval Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 24, pp. 347-358, fig. 125.



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