LOOKS GORGEOUS, LIKE IN A PALACE! This is a famous French style theme, commonly known as the "Noble Pastorale" tapestry: "pastoral" because it portrays different activities of shepherds and shepherdesses, and "noble" because its central focus is young lords and ladies playing at being shepherds. Pastoral tapestries were very much in vogue throughout Europe in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance, being both highly decorative and beautiful! This tapestry is a particularly good illustration of the bucolic image exalted a century later by Jehan de Brie, himself a former shepherd. The treatise he wrote on the Good Shepherd for King Charles V was a source of inspiration and imagery for artists for centuries to come.French King Francis I (reigned 1515-47) opens first Royal tapestry workshop at his court in Fontainebleau in 1608 and makes the "Noble Pastorale" famous in Europe. This is a very beautiful old vintage wall hanging tapestry, mounted on board and coming in a superb ornate gilded frame! Natural fabric (linen, cotton or mix). Natural colors: Blue, Green, red, Sienna, amber. Very Good used condition, showing minimum age wear, nothing noticeable at all. SMOKE FREE - PET FREE NO ODORS OF ANY KIND! Extra Large Size: circa 64'' x 43'' for the frame, and 56 x 36 for the image area. Great for any collection, great as a present for every occasion, highly decorative for your home!
Just a beautiful piece - don't miss this one. FREE LOCAL PICK-UP in HOUSTON, TX. Please enjoy checking on my other items also and ask questions if you would like any additional information. The item "$800.00 HUGE Romantic Love Pastoral Sheppard Courting Vintage French Tapestry" is in sale since Sunday, November 3, 2019.This item is in the category "Art\Textile Art & Fiber Art". The seller is "zeitaxxl" and is located in Houston, Texas. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.