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Africa, from a Suite of Tapestries Depicting the Four Continents

Jean Jacques François Le Barbier
(French, Rouen 1738–1826 Paris)

Maker: Workshop of de Menou (French, active 1780–93)
Manufactory: Beauvais
Patron: Commissioned for Louis XVI, King of France (French, Versailles 1754–1793 Paris)
Date: designed ca. 1786, woven 1790–91
Culture: French, Beauvais
Medium: Wool, silk (19-21 warps per inch, 8 per cm.)
Dimensions: H. 144 x W. 180 inches (365.8 x 457.2 cm)
Classification: Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line: Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Claus von Bülow Gift, 1978
Accession Number: 1978.404.3

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