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Philippe Béhagle  

b. 1641 Audenarde, France, d. 1705
Tapestry weaver
French

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Little is known about the life of Philippe Béhagle. Flemish-born, he trained in Paris as a weaver before eventually becoming the second director of the Beauvais tapestry manufactory in 1684. In his role as both financial and artistic director, Béhagle was responsible for commissioning new designs as well as for steering the state-subsidized manufactory through its chronic economic difficulties. Under his directorship, which lasted twenty-seven years, the factory produced some of its most popular and enduring tapestry designs, including the Grotesques series.


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Collation / Beauvais
Collation

French, about 1697

Pineapple Harvest / Beauvais
Pineapple Harvest

French, about 1690

Empress Sailing / Beauvais
Empress Sailing

French, about 1690

Astronomers / Beauvais
Astronomers

French, about 1697

Empress's Tea / Beauvais
Empress's Tea

French, about 1697