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The Unicorn at the Stream, from the Unicorn Series

Jean Duvet French

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Animals from around the world gather and wait patiently for the unicorn to purify a stream. Its gentle bearing and life-saving powers contrast sharply with the ferocity it displays in the companion engraving. This scene, one in a series of six, is portrayed with exceptional refinement in one of the hangings on display in the Unicorn Tapestries Room.

The Unicorn at the Stream, from the Unicorn Series, Jean Duvet (French, ca. 1485–after 1561), Engraving, French

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