Fountain of love, c. 1756-1778, Fontaine d'amour

Fountain of love, c. 1756-1778, Fontaine d'amourTapestry Dimensions: H 11'1" x W 17'7", Tapestry Materials/Techniques: wool (warp); wool & silk (weft), Culture: French, Weaving Center: Beauvais, Ownership History: French & Co. received from Mrs. Sheldon Whitehouse, Mrs. Arnold Whitridge & Mrs. Winthrop Aldrich (coll. of the late Mrs. C. B. Alexander) 9/10/1943; returned 11/14/1946., 2 couples, pair of women & sheep gather around large fountain with gamboling putti & water spouting from urn at top & large tree on R, couple with man holding flute seated next to basket filled with flowers on far L; watermill over stream on L, (BRD) picture-frame border with curling parsley leaves, French & Co. stock sheet in archive, 76621, Wark, Huntington (1961), 68-69, Related Works: Compositionally similar tapestries (same cartoon): 0241696 (Huntington Art Gallery), 0241689 (Sotheby's, Monaco, 1983 sale), 0241703 & 0241708 (Christie's 1983 sale set), 0241704, Corcoran Gallery, Sir George Alexander Cooper coll., 1 image of 1 tapestry

CreatorBoucher, François (French, 1703-1770) (author of design) [painter], Charron, André-Charlemagne (French, fl.1754-1780) (workshop) [weaver], French (Search Europeana for this person)
CountryUnited States of America
CollectionGetty Research Institute
Timespanc. 1756-1778
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Web Pagehttp://hdl.handle.net/10020/97p7_310168...
Subject TermsGenre: Pastorale
ProviderJ. Paul Getty Trust