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Tapestry with park scene

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Large garden scene with many small human figures and animals all around a fountain in center. The park scene is arranged in a perspective around a rectangular center. The border is composed of figures, small landscapes and floral arrangements in vases.

Provenance

1942, George Richmond Fearing, Jr. (b. 1871), Boston; 1942, gift of George R. Fearing to the MFA [see note 1]. (Accession Date: December 10, 1942) NOTES: [1] This tapestry was accessioned in 1942 but remained on annual loan in Mr. Fearing's possession until 1948, and did not enter the Museum until after his death, in 1956.

Credit Line

Gift of George R. Fearing

Flemish, late 16th–early 17th century

Object Place

Flanders

Dimensions

356.87 x 523.24 cm (140 1/2 x 206 in.)

Accession Number

42.573

Medium or Technique

Wool and silk; tapestry weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles