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Cupid in a Medallion

Various artists/makers

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 899

Louis XVI presented this hanging and its pair, along with matching upholstery for seat furniture, to Prince Henry of Prussia (traveling incognito as the comte d’Oels) in 1784. Henry subsequently displayed the tapestries in the bedroom of his Berlin palace. Other notable recipients of tapestries from the same series (with designs based on the paintings of François Boucher) included Paul and Maria Feodorovna of Russia and Emperor Joseph II.

Cupid in a Medallion, Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662), Wool and silk, French

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