Les pêcheurs (The Fishermen), Tapestry from Les Anciennes Indes (The Old Indies) Series, Manufacture Royale des Gobelins, c. 1692 - c. 1723

Les pêcheurs (The Fishermen), Tapestry from Les Anciennes Indes (The Old Indies) Series, Manufacture Royale des Gobelins, c. 1692 - c. 1723

h 358.0cm × w 305.0cm. More details

After returning from Brazil in 1667 the Dutch governor Johan Maurits commissioned eight tapestries to adorn the walls of the Mauritshuis. Eckhout based his designs for them on drawings he had made in Brazil. In 1678 Johan Maurits presented the cartoons to the French king Louis XIV. The tapestry series was popular at European courts and woven many times to meet the demand.

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