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Tapestry: Verdure with Giant Leaves, probably from a series

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In the extreme foreground, right of center, a small rose bush, flanked by a pair of rabbits, sends blossom-laden branches up into the field. A great acanthus-like plant rises immediately behind the rose bush and fills the area of the field with giant leaves. Two snails and a number of birds...

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Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross, February 15, 1917.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Flemish, second half of 16th century

Object Place

Possibly Enghien or Grammont, Flanders

Dimensions

335 x 261 cm (131 7/8 x 102 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.599

Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave; wool warp; wool and some silk wefts

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles