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Huntsman Presenting a Captured Heron to a Lady Falconer

ca. 1500–1530
South Netherlandish
Wool warp; wool and silk wefts
Overall: 93 1/2 x 140in. (237.5 x 355.6cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, 1964
Accession Number:
Not on view
Stanford White (American), New York; Charles T. Barney, then James Barney, New York; [ P. W. French & Co., New York (before 1928)]; Honorable Andrew W. Mellon(by 1928); Mrs. David K. E. Bruce(by 1938)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Tapestry from the 14th to the 16th century," February 7, 1974–April 19, 1974.

Siple, Ella S. "French Gothic Tapestries of about 1500." The Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 53, no. 306 (September 1928). p. 145.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ninety-Fifth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1964-1965." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 24, no. 2 (October 1965). p. 69.

Souchal, Geneviève, ed. Chefs-d'œuvre de la tapisserie du XIVe au XVIe siècle. Paris: Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, 1973. no. 33, pp. 102–103.

Souchal, Geneviève, ed. Masterpieces of Tapestry from the Fourteenth to the Sixteenth Century. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1974. no. 36, pp. 98–99.

Levin, William R., ed. Images of Love and Death in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1975. no. 63, pp. 103–4, pl. XI.

Cavallo, Adolfo S. Medieval Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993. no. 38, pp. 498-501.

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