Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Bad Dog!

This is a detail of a Gobelins tapestry which we love. Tapestry weavers must have enjoyed dogs, as it is rare to find a 16th or 17th century tapestry without a lifelike dog somewhere, doing something doggy.

5 points if you can tell me which chateau this tapestry hangs in (and a bonus point if you can name the room).
2 points if you can tell me the name of the artist who designed the tapestry.
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Farming News:  Yesterday we noticed that a farmer on the outskirts of Preuilly had mowed a large field and was busy making silage.
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Quiz Answers: chm is the winner with 5 points for correctly guessing that the tapestry hangs in the chateau of Cheverny. The artist was Simon Viou and it hangs in the King's Chamber.

4 comments:

  1. When we participated in ThatLou's treasure hunt in the Louvre, we were asked to count how many dogs there were in one of the large tapestries. I forget the answer, but there were a surprising number!

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  2. Now that I've read today's post, because of the dog in this tapestry, I believe it hangs at Cheverny.

    Could Nicolas Poussin be the author of the "carton"?

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  3. Fraussie: Indeed it is more unusual to find a tapestry that doesn't have dogs...

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