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Fragments from The Apocalypse
Fragments from The Apocalypse
Workshop Of:
Date:
14th century and later
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wool; Tapestry Weave
Dimensions:
188 x 189 cm (74 x 74 7/16 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1975.5.26
Acquisition Date:
1974-12-10
Credit Line:

Bequest of Hélène Irwin Fagan

Exhibition History:

Five Centuries of Tapestry, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, 1976

Originally considered a contiguous panel, this tapestry was studied closely by scholars after 1976 and re-evaluated. The presence of aniline dyes led to the conclusion that the textile was made of five fragments of fourteenth-century date that had been incorporated into a new weaving patterned after scenes at Angers and made during the nineteenth century. The original fragments were designed by Hennequin de Bruges, and woven under the direction of Nicolas Bataille. From Anna Gray Bennett, "Five Centuries of Tapestry: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco" (San Francisco: Chronicle Books; The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1976; repr. 1992): p. 316.

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