Tapestry with the Scenes "L'Operateur" and "La Curiosité"
Hillwood Mansion, French Drawing Room
COVERINGS AND HANGINGS
Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory (tapestry); Boucher, François (designer)
H. 10 ft. 8 in., W. 19 ft. 2 in.
In the ranking among the French tapestry factories, Beauvais occupied an intermediate position between the Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory, which worked almost exclusively for the king, and Aubusson and Felletin, which produced items for a bourgeois clientele. This large tapestry combines two scenes—The Quack Doctor and the Magic Lantern—from the popular series of fourteen pieces designed by François Boucher called "Les Fêtes Italiennes." Boucher designed this series a few years after his return from Italy. The italianate characters, landscapes, and architectural backgrounds with classical ruins are reminiscent of his sojourn.
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
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