Fine 18th Century Beauvais Tapesty
The scene depicting three female figures beside a woodland stream before a picturesque landscape set within a classical bored with clasped corners and central cartouches. The tapestry is in very good condition, retains bright colours and has not been cut-down (currently there is approximately 20-30cm turned under along the top, under the border section, this could extend the height by approximately 20-30cm).
The Beauvais factory produced fine tapestries for the wealthy bourgeoisie and nobility of France, as well as for export. Unlike the Gobelins factory which produced tapestries for the royal household, the Beauvais factory was state subsidised but remained a private enterprise. Among the high-ranking customers, Beauvais was under the patronage of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, the finance minister to Louis XIV.
Beauvais, France. Circa 1760
Height: 275cm (extending to 295cm)