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Tapestry: Apollo Pursuing Daphne (from the series, The Story of Daphne)

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One in a series recounting the story of Daphne, probably from Ovid's Metamorphoses, Book I. The subject shown is "Apollo Pursuing Daphne." Daphne flees from center to the left with Apollo in pursuit from the right. In addition to the two main figures, two nymphs are shown watching the pair from...

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Possibly the Duke of Montrose, Buchanan Castle, Stirling, Scotland [see note 1]. About 1925/1927, Basil Dighton (dealer), London. 1928, J. M. Botibol (dealer), London. Richard W. Lehne, New York. By 1945, French and Co., New York; 1962, sold by French and Co. to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 11, 1962) NOTES: [1] According to the exhibition catalogue "400 Years of Tapestries" (Detroit Institute of Arts, February 10-March 18, 1945), cat. no. 35.

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

French, Second or third quarter of the 17th century

Object Place

Paris, France


342 x 441 cm (134 5/8 x 173 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and silk wefts)


Textiles and Fashion Arts