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Tapestry: Fünf Schwane

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Funf Schwane is a notable example of German Art Nouveau, or Jugendstil, tapestry art inspired by Japanese ukiyoe prints The long, narrow composition depicting a group of five swans on a meandering brook set within an idyllic forest, is representative of the more poetic naturalism of this style....

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Inscription

woven marks: OE (intertwined); workshop logo (three horizontal stripes)

Provenance

1991, sold by the Galerie Ruf, Rastatt, Germany, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 26, 1991)

Credit Line

Otis Norcuss Fund, Textile Curator's Fund, Charles Potter Kling Fund, and Textile Purchase Fund

German, 1897

Object Place

Germany

Dimensions

Overall: 241.3 x 107.3 cm (95 x 42 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1991.440

Medium or Technique

Tapestry woven wool and cotton

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles