Allegories of Air (Cephalus and Aurora) and Earth (Vertumnus and Pomona)

Designer: General conception by Jacques Germain Soufflot (French, Irancy 1713–1780 Paris)
Designer: Pictorial medallions designed by François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Designer: Alentours only designed by Maurice Jacques (French, 1712–1784)
Maker: Workshop of Jacques Neilson (French, 1714–1788)
Manufactory: Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662)
Patron: Commissioned for George William Coventry, 6th earl of Coventry (Croome Court, Worcestershire, England)
Date: designed 1758–67, woven 1764–71
Culture: French, Paris
Medium: Wool, silk (22-24 warps per inch, 9-10 per cm)
Dimensions: H. 10 ft. x W. 27 ft., 3 in. (3.05 m. x 8.31 m.)
Classification: Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number: 58.75.2

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