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Tapestry: Le Repas de Sancho dans l'Ile de Barataria, 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)
Gobelins, France (Place created)
1770 - 1772
Wool and silk; modern cotton lining
370.8 x 507.5 cm (146 x 199 13/16 in.)
In an episode from the highly popular romance by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra of The Story of
Around the central scene, the tapestry also features an elaborate surrounding decoration known as the
This tapestry was woven at Gobelins under the direction of Michel Audran and his son Jean Audran fils. The alentours were designed by Claude Audran III, Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay fils, Alexandre-François Desportes, and Valande.