Allegory of Fire (Venus Visiting Vulcan)

General conception by Jacques Germain Soufflot
(French, Irancy 1713–1780 Paris)

Designer: Pictorial medallions designed by François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Maker: Workshop of Jacques Neilson (French, 1714–1788)
Manufactory: Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662)
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. 17 ft. (3.05 m. x 5.18 m.)
Classification: Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number: 58.75.4

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