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Tapestry: Victoria (from the series "The Four Parts of the World, and other subjects"

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A fashionably dressed woman sits in the center of the composition. She holds a helmet aloft in her left hand while her right hand drops to touch pieces of fruit in a dish resting on a pile of armor near her feet. Her right foot rests on another pile of armor. Two female figures stand behind her:...

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Collection Edward Preple Deacon, Boston. Offered for sale at auction, F. A. Leonard, Boston, February 1-3, 1871. Gift of Miss Ida Deacon (in memory of her father Edward Preple Deacon), March 10, 1871.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Ida Deacon

Flemish, late 17th or early 18th century

Object Place

Probably Brussels, Flanders


Overall: 355 x 406cm (139 3/4 x 159 13/16in.) Other (top edge): 352.4 cm (138 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool, silk, and metallic yarn; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts