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

between 1665 and 1673

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 August, precious metal threads 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

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

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

Title: Hunting Scene Illustrating the Month of August (The Hunts of Maximilian)
Geography: Manufacture Royale des Gobelins, Paris, France
Date: between 1665 and 1673
Medium: wool, silk and threads of gold
Classification: furniture
Dimensions: max. 333 x 522 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2018.012.002
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