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The Fall and Redemption of Man

Date:
ca. 1480–90
Culture:
South Netherlandish
Medium:
Wool warp, wool, silk, silver and gilt wefts
Dimensions:
Overall: 122 1/4 x 153in. (310.5 x 388.6cm)
Classification:
Textiles-Tapestries
Credit Line:
Bequest of Oliver H. Payne, 1917
Accession Number:
17.189
Not on view
Inscription: (on scroll of Prophet Zacharias): VINEA DABIT FRUCTUM SUUM ZACH VII.12
(on scroll of Prophet Solomon): DE FRACTU [fructu] MANUM SUARUM PLANTAVIT VINEAM PROV. XXX:16
(on scroll of Apostle Saint Paul): MISIT DEUS FILIUM SUUM UT EOS QUI SUB LEGE ERANT REDIMERET GAL. IV: 4-6
Emile Gavet, Paris; Oliver H. Payne, New York (until 1917)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Tapestry from the 14th to the 16th century," February 7, 1974–April 19, 1974.

Destree, Joseph. "Juste de Gand (Josse van Wassenhove), part 2." L'Art Flamand et Hollandais 18 (1912). pp. 7-8, fig. 15.

Wood, D. T. B. "'Credo' Tapestries, Part 1." The Burlington Magazine 24, no. 131 (February 1914). p. 254.

Breck, Joseph. "A Tapestry Bequeathed by Colonel Oliver H. Payne." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, o.s., 13, no. 2 (February 1918). pp. 46-52.

Göbel, Heinrich. Wandteppiche. 1. Teil, Die Niederlande. Vol. 1. Leipzig: Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1923. pp. 410-411, ill. vol II fig 368a.

Hunter, George Leland. The Practical Book of Tapestries. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1925. p. 253, pl. XVIII-e.

Ackerman, Phyllis. "Recently Identified Designers of Gothic Tapestries." The Art Bulletin 9, no. 2 (December 1926). p. 152, fig. 4.

Rorimer, James J. "The Glorification of Charles VII." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 12, no. 10 (June 1954). pp. 295-297.

Souchal, Geneviève, ed. Chefs-d'œuvre de la tapisserie du XIVe au XVIe siècle. Paris: Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, 1973. no. 73, pp. 170–74.

Souchal, Geneviève, ed. Masterpieces of Tapestry from the Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Century. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1974. no. 78, pp. 171–75.

Steppe, Jan Karel. "'De Overgang van het Mensdom van het Oude Verbond naar het Nieuwe,' een Brussels wandtapijt uit de 16e eeuw ontstaan onder invloed van de Lutherse ikonografie en prentkunst." De Gulden passer: Bulletin van de Vereeniging der Antwerpsche Bibliophielen 53 (1975). pp. 357,359.

Steppe, Jan Karel. "Inscriptions decoratives contenant des signatures et des mentions du lieu d'origine sur des tapisseries bruxelloises de la fin du XVe et du début du XVIe siècle." In Tapisseries bruxelloises de la pré-Renaissance. Brussels: Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, 1976. pp. 203-206, fig. 1,2.

Coffinet, Julien. Métamorphoses de la tapisserie. Paris: Bibliothèque des arts, 1977. pp. 88, 90-91.

Cavallo, Adolfo S. Medieval Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 15, pp. 254-271, fig. 110-113.

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