The Charlatan and the Peep Show from a set of Italian Village Scenes

Wool, silk (19-22 warps per inch, 8-9 per cm.) | 323.9 x 416.6cm | Designed 1736, woven 1736-52

Unknown Artist

Images of gardens were popular in the tapestry medium from the medieval era, where the so-called mille-fleurs (thousand flowers) (see also 2013.506) provided a decorative, and sometimes symbolic, setting for scenes of romance and play. Park and garde...
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