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image of Dream of Rinaldo design and cartoon by François Boucher; woven under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Oudry and Nicolas Besnier at the Beauvais manufactory
Nicolas Besnier (artist)
French, 1714 - 1754
Jean-Baptiste Oudry (artist)
French, 1686 - 1755
Beauvais Tapestry Factory (weaver)
French, founded 1664
François Boucher (artist after)
French, 1703 - 1770
Dream of Rinaldo, c. 1751
tapestry: undyed wool warp; dyed wool and silk weft
overall (approximate dimensions): 281.3 x 472.4 cm (110 3/4 x 186 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.452
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From the Tour: Rococo Decorative Arts of the Mid-1700s
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1752Manufacture royale de Beauvais. Prix des Ouvrages et Comptes des Ouvrages: Années 1746 à 1753. Mobilier National, Archives, Paris, 1752-1754: B166: fols. 228v-231.
1909Badin, Jules. La Manufacture de Tapisseries de Beauvais depuis ses origines jusqu'à nos jours. Paris, 1909: 62.
1932McCall, George Henry. The Joseph Widener Collection. Tapestries at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1932: 36-38, no. X, color repro.; 81-83, repro.
1935Inventory of the Objects d'Art at Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, The Estate of the Late P.A.B. Widener. Philadelphia, 1935: 123-124.
1972Jarry, Madeleine. "The Wealth of Boucher Tapestries in American Museums." Antiques 102 (August 1972): 224.
1985Standen, Edith Appleton. European Post-Medieval Tapestries and Related Hangings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985: 2:547, 548 n. 19.
1986Brunel, Georges. Boucher. New York, 1986: fig. 123.
1986Standen, Edith Appleton. "Boucher as a Tapestry Designer." In Georges Brunel, Boucher, Paris, 1986: 333.
1986Standen, Edith Appleton. "The Fragments d'Opéra: A Series of Beauvais Tapestries After Boucher." Metropolitan Museum Journal 21 (1986): 124-127, fig. 1.

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