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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1959.212
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Venus and Adonis in a Landscape
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
tapestry
Date
second half 17th century
Places
Creation Place: Europe, Belgium, Oudenaarde
Culture
Flemish
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/214619
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Textile fibers
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of A. Lawrence Lowell
Accession Year
1959
Object Number
1959.212
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
This tapestry belongs to a series dedicated to Ovid's Metamorphoses. As in the case of the other tapestries in this series, the composition closely resembles printed Ovid illustrations, especially Virgil Solis's woodcut in the Metamorphoses Ovidii of 1563. The color scheme, figure type and landscape style are consistent with tapestries produced in Oudenaarde in the second half of the 17th century.
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