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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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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


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

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Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and silk wefts)


Textiles and Fashion Arts