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Eros Triumphant, between 1500 and 1520

  • European
  • French

Wool and silk

  • Overall: 114 × 42 inches (289.6 × 106.7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund


Inscribed, above head of Eros: Je frape tout atort et a... | de ars et de dars les chastes... | mais alafin quelque iousse [?] | la mort survient qui tout m... [translated: I [love] strike all and everywhere | With fires and darts the chastest hearts | But what matter the jousts and reversals | For in the end comes death to upset all]

Marczell von Nemes (Budapest and Munich, Germany)

June 16-19, 1931, Marczell sale, part II (Munich, Germany), no. 296

until 1935, (A.S. Drey, New York, New York, USA)

1935-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Mensing & Sohn (Frederick Müller) & Cassirer & Helbig. Sammlung Marczell von Nemes, Part II: Textilien, Skulpturen, Kunstgewerbe. Munich, 1931, p. 95, pl. 61. Coulin Weibel, A. "Eros Triumphant," Bulletin of the DIA 14, no. 6 (March 1935): pp. 76-81 (ill.). 2000 Years of Tapestry Weaving. Exh. cat., Wadsworth Atheneum. Hartford, December 1951- January 1952, no. 84, p. 38. 2000 Years of Tapestry Weaving. Exh. cat., Baltimore Museum of Art. February 27-March 25, 1952. Shepherd, D. "Three Tapestries from Chaumont," Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 48 (September 1961): pp. 172-173, (fig. 13 ill.). Wixom, W. "Traditions in the Chaumont Tapestries," Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 48 (September 1961): p. 183. Sterling, C. "La Pietà de Tarascon et les peintres Dombet," La Revue du Louvre et des Musées de France 16, no. 1 (1966): pp. 23-26, (figs. 20 & 23 ill.). Wixom, William D. Treasures from Medieval France. Exh. cat., Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, 1967, pp. 336–341 (ill.). Chefs-d'œuvre de la tapisserie: du XIVe au XVIe siècle. Exh. cat., Grand Palais. Paris, October 26, 1973 - January 7, 1974, p. 150, no. 60 (ill.). Asselberghs, J.-P. Les Tapisseries Flamandes aux Etats-Unis d'Amerique. Brussels, 1974, p. 23. Chefs d'oeuvre de la tapisserie, Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum. New York, February 8 - April 22, 1974, p. 150, no. 65 (ill.). Masterpieces, Textile Galleries. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, September 13, 1978-January 14, 1979, no. 20. "Selected Renaissance Works of Art from the Permanent Collection," Gallery guide. DIA. Detroit, October 26, 1982 - January 2, 1983, p. 7, (fig. 1 ill.). Woven Splendor: Five Centuries of European Tapestry at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, July-September 1996, cat. no. 5, pp. 13, 28-29 [entry by A. Darr & M. Holcomb].

French; European, Eros Triumphant, between 1500 and 1520, wool and silk. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Ralph Harman Booth Bequest Fund, 35.6.