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Title: Africa from a set of The Four Continents
Jean Jacques François Le Barbier (French, Rouen 1738–1826 Paris)
Workshop of de Menou (French, active 1780–93)
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: 12 × 15 ft. (365.8 × 457.2 cm)
Credit Line: Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Claus von Bülow Gift, 1978
Accession Number: 1978.404.3
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