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Philippe von (Herzog, Regent von Frankreich) Orléans (1674 - 1723)

Lot 2: A UNIQUE ROYAL SET OF FOUR FRENCH ALLEGORICAL TAPESTRIES DEPICTING THE STORY OF DAPHNIS AND CHLOÉ, AFTER DESIGNS BY THE REGENT OF FRANCE, PHILIPPE II, DUC D'ORLÉANS (1674-1723), AND WOVEN BY JEAN LE FEBVRE THE YOUNGER (1699-1736) AND JEAN JANS THE

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Description

depicting Les Naissances, Les Vendages, Daphnis et les Chèvres, and Les Noces, the first and second with weaver's mark 'IANS' in the lower right, the third and fourth with the weaver's mark 'LE FEBVRE' in the lower right.
10 ft. 7 in. by 8 ft. 7in., 10 ft. 7 in. by 8 ft. 8 in., 10 ft. 7 in. by 8 ft. 7 in., and 10 ft. 7in. by 8 ft. 7 in.
323 by 262 cm.; 323 by 264 cm.; 323 by 262 cm.; 323 by 262 cm.

Literature

Maurice Fenaille, État général des tapisseries de la Manufacture des Gobelins depuis son origine jusqu' à nos jours, 1600-1900, Paris, 1904, vol. 3, pp. 283-292
H. Göbel, Wandteppiche, Leipzig, 1928, part II, vol. I, p. 174, and part II; vol. II, pl. 160

Provenance

Philippe II, Duc d'Orléans
By inheritance to the Duchesse d'Orléans, Françoise Marie de Bourbon, 1723
Garde Meuble du Palais-Royal, noted in depot inventory, 1785
Sold Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 15, 1884
Jules Lowengard, Paris, by 1900
by whom sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, June 10, 1910, lots 18-21
Mrs. Gaby Salomon, sold Sotheby's London, November 12, 1965, lot 24
C. Nossent, acquired from the above

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