Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Heraldic Composition

ca. 1350–75
South Netherlandish
Wool warp, wool wefts
Overall: 89 x 44 1/2 in. (226.1 x 113 cm) cleat: 44 in. (111.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1946
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: The arms on caparisons and roses, variously combined, are of Guillaume Rogier, compte de Beaufort, de Turenne and Comminges.

Fragment from a suite of room furnishings. Lozenge-shaped units arranged as a trellis.-moved from description. SG
possibly François II de la Tour, vicomte de Turenne(1500–1525); [ E. Lowengard, Paris (in 1901)]; Count Hector Economos, Paris; Edouard Jonas, New York (by 1928); Stephen Vlasto, Buenos Aires and Paris (until 1946)
Hartford, CT. Wadsworth Atheneum. "2000 Years of Tapestry Weaving: A Loan Exhibition," December 7, 1951–January 27, 1952.

Seventh Loan Exhibition: French Gothic Art of the Thirteenth to Fifteenth Century. Detroit: The Detroit Institute of Arts, 1928. no. 96b.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seventy-Seventh Annual Report of the Trustees for the Year 1946; Review of the Year 1946." The Metropolitan Musuem of Art Bulletin, n.s., 6, no. 1 (Summer 1947). p. 18.

Rorimer, James J. Mediaeval Tapestries: A Picture Book. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1947. p. 2.

2000 Years of Tapestry Weaving: A Loan Exhibition. Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1952. no. 68, p. 33, pl. IX.

Europäische Kunst um 1400: Achte Ausstellung unter den Auspizien des Europarates. Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, 1962. p. 454.

Verlet, Pierre. "Gothic Tapestry." In Great Tapestries: The Web of History from the 12th to the 20th Century, edited by Joseph Jobé. Lausanne: Edita, 1965. p. 25.

Cavallo, Adolfo S. Tapestries of Europe and of Colonial Peru in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Vol. 2. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1967. p. 51.

Meiss, Millard. French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry: The Boucicaut Master. London: Phaidon Press, 1968. p. 143 n. 17, fig. 466.

de Comminges Elie, comte. Une tapisserie aux armes Beaufort, Turenne et Comminges. Tarbes, 1972. pp. 270-272, fig. 7.

Nickel, Helmut, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "'A Harnes All Gilte' : A Study of the Armor of Galiot de Genouilhac and the Iconography of Its Decoration." Metropolitan Museum Journal 5 (1972). pp. 113-115, p. 124, fig. 67.

Vaivre, Jean-Bernard de. "Melanges: A Propos d'une Tapiserie aux Armes Beaufort-Comminges." Bulletin Monumental 132 (1974). p. 300, fig. 1.

Coffinet, Julien. Métamorphoses de la tapisserie. Paris: Bibliothèque des arts, 1977. p. 13, ill. p. 11.

Wells, William. "Tapestry with the Arms of Beaufort, Turenne and Comminges." Apollo Magazine 105, no. 180 (February 1977). p. 94.

Marks, Richard. The Burrell Collection. London & Glasgow: Collins Publishing, 1984. p. 101.

Cavallo, Adolfo S. Medieval Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 1, pp. 84-93, fig. 86-87.

Campbell, Thomas P. Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty: Tapestries at the Tudor Court. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2007. p. 6, fig. 1.3.

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