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Tapestry with pastoral scene

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Three female and four men figures, and a dog in the foreground in a wooded setting. In the center right a sitted woman sings from a music book while another woman behind her plays an instrument. Two other standing men at her right play music. In the center left, a woman is holding a jar on her...

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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, first half of 18th century

Object Place

Flanders

Dimensions

253.36 x 305.43 cm (99 3/4 x 120 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

42.575

Medium or Technique

Wool and silk

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles