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The Tapestry Book   By: (1861-1949)

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THE TAPESTRY BOOK

BY

HELEN CHURCHILL CANDEE

AUTHOR OF "DECORATIVE STYLES AND PERIODS"

WITH FOUR PLATES IN COLOUR AND NINETY NINE ILLUSTRATIONS IN BLACK AND WHITE

NEW YORK FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY MCMXII

[Illustration: HERSE AND MERCURY

Renaissance Brussels Tapestry, Italian Cartoon. W. de Pannemaker, weaver.

Collection of George Blumenthal, Esq., New York]

Copyright, 1912, by FREDERICK A. STOKES COMPANY

All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian

October, 1912

TO TWO CERTAIN BYZANTINE MADONNAS AND THEIR OWNERS

AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT

Modesty so dominates the staff in art museums that I am requested not to make mention of those officers who have helped me with friendly courtesy and efficiency. To the officers and assistants at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Print Department in the Library of Congress in Washington, indebtedness is here publicly acknowledged with the regret that I may not speak of individuals. Photographs of tapestries are credited to Messrs. A. Giraudon, Paris; J. Laurent, Madrid; Alinari, Florence; Wm. Baumgarten, and Albert Herter, New York, and to those private collectors whose names are mentioned on the plates.

H. C. C.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I A FOREWORD 1

II ANTIQUITY 15

III MODERN AWAKENING 25

IV FRANCE AND FLANDERS, 15TH CENTURY 32

V HIGH GOTHIC 51

VI RENAISSANCE INFLUENCE 64

VII RENAISSANCE TO RUBENS 72

VIII ITALY, 15TH THROUGH 17TH CENTURIES 81

IX FRANCE 90

X THE GOBELINS FACTORY 105

XI THE GOBELINS FACTORY ( Continued ) 117

XII THE GOBELINS FACTORY ( Continued ) 126

XIII THE GOBELINS FACTORY ( Continued ) 135

XIV BEAUVAIS 145

XV AUBUSSON 154

XVI SAVONNERIE 159

XVII MORTLAKE 163

XVIII IDENTIFICATIONS 172

XIX IDENTIFICATIONS ( Continued ) 186

XX BORDERS 201

XXI TAPESTRY MARKS 216

XXII HOW IT IS MADE 226

XXIII THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY 241

XXIV TO DAY 249

BEST PERIODS AND THEIR DATES 265

INDEX 267

ILLUSTRATIONS

HERSE AND MERCURY ( Coloured Plate ) Frontispiece Renaissance Brussels Tapestry, Italian Cartoon. W. de Pannemaker, weaver. Collection of George Blumenthal, Esq., New York

FACING PAGE

CHINESE TAPESTRY 14 Chien Lung Period

COPTIC TAPESTRY 15 About 300 A. D.

COPTIC TAPESTRY 16 Boston Museum of Fine Arts

COPTIC TAPESTRY 17 Boston Museum of Fine Arts

TAPESTRY FOUND IN GRAVES IN PERU 18 Date prior to Sixteenth Century

THE SACRAMENTS ( Coloured Plate ) 34 Arras Tapestry, about 1430... Continue reading book >>




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