The Story of Don Quixote by Charles-Antoine Coypel, Paintings, Prints, and Tapestries (February 25 to May 17, 2015)
- The Frick Collection, (New York), February 24 to May 27, 2015
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Tapestry: Don Quichotte guéri de sa folie par la sagesse, from L'Histoire de don Quichotte Series
Woven at the Gobelins Manufactory (French, founded 1662 - present)
under the direction of Michel Audran (French, 1701 - 1771)
and his son Jean Audran fils (French, died 1794, active Gobelin Manufactory 1771 - 1794)
after the painting by Charles-Antoine Coypel (French, 1694 - 1752)
the alentours were designed in collaboration by Claude Audran III (French, before 1658 - 1734)
Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay fils (French, 1668 - 1730)
Alexandre-François Desportes (French, 1661 - 1743)
Silk and wool
370.8 x 386.1 cm (146 x 152 in.)
The tapestry designer based his depiction of an episode from Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's enormously popular romance, The Story of
Around the central scene, the tapestry also features an elaborate surrounding decoration known as the
The surrounds for this tapestry were designed by Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay, fils, Claude Audran III, Alexandre François Desportes, and Maurice Jacques. It was woven in Michel Audran's workshop, assisted by his son, Jean Audran, fils.
Sassoon, Adrian, and Gillian Wilson. Decorative Arts: A Handbook of the Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986), pp. 104-05, no. 223.