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Tapestry: The Fish Market (fragmentary tapestry from a series of rustic genre scenes)

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The action takes place on a quay where a fish market is in progress. The extreme foreground, showing earth, rocks, plants, rodents, and rabbits, is not part of the original composition. Beyond and above this, in what was originally the foreground of the scene, two women with market baskets are...

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Provenance

December 3-8, 1928, anonymous sale, American Art Association, New York, lot 1444. 1940, William de Krafft (b. 1878 - d. 1963), New York; gift of William de Krafft to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 9, 1940)

Credit Line

Gift of William de Krafft

Flemish, First half of the 18th century

Object Place

probably Brussels, Flanders

Dimensions

316 x 257 cm (124 7/16 x 101 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

40.238

Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and silk wefts)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles