Africa from a set of The Four Continents

Wool, silk (19-21 warps per inch, 8 per cm.) | 365.8 x 457.2cm | Designed c. 1786, woven 1790-91

Unknown Artist

This suite of four tapestries and its coordinating upholstery (MMA 1978.404.4a-c–.18a–c) were commissioned from the Beauvais manufactory in 1786 and woven between 1790 and 1791.¹ As has been noted, "The attractive and not impossible suggestion that t...
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