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The Charlatan and the Peep Show from a set of Italian Village Scenes

François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)

Maker:
Workshop of Nicolas Besnier (French, 1686–1754, master 1714)
Manufactory:
Beauvais
Date:
designed 1736, woven 1736–52
Culture:
French, Beauvais
Medium:
Wool, silk (19-22 warps per inch, 8-9 per cm.)
Dimensions:
H. 127 1/2 x W. 164 inches (323.9 x 416.6 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
The Jules Bache Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.7.119
227403

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