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Acquired in 1879 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Gobelins
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
T&F
credit
Given by His Excellency Monsieur Bardoux, Ministre de l'Instruction Publique, des Cultes, et des Beaux Arts
date_end
1878-12-31
date_start
1878-01-01
date_text
1878 (made)
descriptive_line
Tapestry sample depicting a female torso, manufactured at Gobelins, Paris, 1878
dimensions
Height: 68 cm, Width: 42 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
101645
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T02:26:19.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T02:26:19.000Z
latitude
48.856918
location
In Storage
longitude
2.34121
marks
materials
wool, string
materials_techniques
tapestry woven in wool
museum_number
30F-1879
museum_number_token
30f1879
object_number
O129995
object_type
Sample
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Tapestry sample, woven with coloured worsteds on string warps, depicting a detail of a draped female torso holding a conch shell in her left hand, against an eau-de-Nil ground with a black border.
place
Paris
primary_image_id
2012FV7921
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
The Gobelins Manufactory was founded in Paris in 1662, assembling numerous different workshops under one roof, its sole purpose to supply Louis XIV's palaces. Along with Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Louis XIV's Minister of Finance, the King began a sustained campaign to elevate the standards of luxury goods produced in France and eliminate imports. Having centralised the site of production, the very best artists and craftsmen were then sourced from across Europe to provide the manufactory with the sound foundation it needed to supplant its foreign competitors. The name Gobelins has since become synonymous with high-warp tapestries. This tapestry sample is one of eight pieces worked by pupils of the National Manufactory of the Gobelins in 1878. They were presented to the V&A Museum by the French Minister for State Education, to demonstrate the continued skill of the celebrated French workshop.
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rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
sample-gobelins
sys_updated
2013-09-23T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
Weaving
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1878
year_start
1878