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: La Poltronnerie de Sancho à la chasse, 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; modern cotton support straps and lining
368 x 406 cm (144 7/8 x 159 13/16 in.)
In an episode from the story of
All four of the Getty Museum's Don Quixote tapestries feature a 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.
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.