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Gift of Henry K.S. Williams
Crystal Springs School for Girls, Hillsborough, California, 1973
This tall narrow panel was designed to cover a short wall, a door, or, more often, a space between windows. It shows Chariclea moving resolutely through the forest in search of parents and homeland. She holds a staff in one hand and gathers up her gown with the other. The course she follows will bring her directly out of the picture plane, satisfying the baroque preoccupation with dynamic movement. 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): 234.