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The Wayfarer Crowned by Happiness from The Table of Cebes

Designer:
Design based on a woodcut by David Kandel (German, ca. 1520–ca. 1596)
Date:
1550–80
Culture:
French
Medium:
Wool and silk on canvas (cross-stitch, 48-56 per sq. in., 9 per sq. cm.; tent stitch, 156-190 per sq. in., 30-36 per sq. cm.)
Dimensions:
L. 96 x W. 118 inches (243.8 x 299.7 cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Embroidered
Credit Line:
Bequest of Anne Archbold, 1969
Accession Number:
69.298
Not on view
Panels representing scenes from The Table of Cebes, a classical text popular during the Renaissance, on the soul’s journey through life, were worked in the somber colors of northern European taste toward the end of the sixteenth century. Like another example in the collection (42.193.2), this one is based on a woodcut by David Kandel of Strasbourg.
possibly de Fenis de Prade family, Limoges ; Leon Lacroix (until 1928; sold to French and Co.) ; [ French and Co., New York , 1928–29; sold to Mrs. Anne Archbold ] ; Mrs. Anne Archbold (1929–69; bequeathed to MMA)
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