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Hunting Scene Illustrating the Month of September (The Hunts of Maximilian)

between 1665 and 1674

This tapestry belongs to a series of twelve, each illustrating a month of the year in the form of hunting scenes. Acquired by King Louis XIV of France in 1665, the original series immediately served as a model in the new Manufacture royale des Gobelins, where it was made. In this work depicting September, threads of gold enhance the original design commissioned in the Renaissance, probably by a member of the Habsburg court.

Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi/ Photo: Herve Lewandowski

Artwork Details

Title: Hunting Scene Illustrating the Month of September (The Hunts of Maximilian)
Geography: Manufacture Royale des Gobelins, Paris, France
Date: between 1665 and 1674

Medium: wool, silk and threads of gold

Classification: furniture
Dimensions: max. 343 x 436 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2018.012.003
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