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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1949.145.B
People
Unidentified Artist
Title
Napoleon III Floral Portière, one of four
Other Titles
Alternate Title: One of a Set of Napoleon III Aubusson Portières
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
tapestry
Date
1852-1870 2nd Empire
Places
Creation Place: Europe, France, Aubusson
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/215034
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wool and silk
Dimensions
119.4 x 297.2 cm (47 x 117 in.)
Provenance
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lefroy Chalifoux, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1949
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lefroy Chalifoux
Accession Year
1949
Object Number
1949.145.B
Division
European and American Art
Contact
am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Aubusson tapestry portière with multi-coloured flowers, and stylized leaves on white ground with a deep red border. In the middle, a cluster of objects dangles from a rope. It consists of a quiver, a hurdy-gurdy, flowers, a recorder, and a transverse flute.
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