Winter, from the "Seasons of Lucas" Series

Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory, Artist Master of the Months of Lucas, Designer
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Winter, from the "Seasons of Lucas" Series

ca. 1535

Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory (Artist) French, active 1662 - present Master of the Months of Lucas (Designer) Netherlandish, 16th century

Wool and silk

Overall: 139 inches × 24 feet 4 inches (3 m 53.1 cm × 7 m 41.7 cm)

Tapestries

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Fisher

54.440

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December 13, 1920 (Galerie Georges Petit) (Paris, France), lot 130

Mr. William A. Fisher [1886–1969] and Mrs. Lura Titus Fisher [1881–1976] (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA)

1954-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

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Published References

The Henry Symons Collections. Sales cat., The Anderson Galleries. New York, January 27-February 3, 1923, pp. 282-3 [not in sale].

Freund, Karl. "Four Gobelins Tapestries," International Studio, vol. 80 (1924): pp. 234-238.

Ward, Evelyn S. "Four Seasons Tapestries from Gobelins," Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, vol. 40 (June 1953): pp. 113-119.

Standen, E. "Drawings for the Months of Lucas Tapestry Series," Master Drawings 9 (Spring 1971): pp. 3-14.

Standen, E. "Studies in the History of Tapestry 1520-1790," Apollo (July 1981): pp. 2, 6-7.

Carnegie Magazine, vol. 55 (1981): pp. 6, 7.

Standen, E. European Post-Medieval Tapestries and Related Hangings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1985, vol. 1, pp. 322-30.

Thomas, L. "Les tapisseries des mois de Lucas," 2 vols, unpublished master's thesis, Université de Paris, 1990-91, vol. 2, no. 37.

Woven Splendor: Five Centuries of European Tapestry at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, July-September 1996, cat. no. 13, p. 14, 52-3, (color repro) pp. 54-55 and cover [entry by T. Albainy].

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possibly Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory; Master of the Months of Lucas, Winter, from the "Seasons of Lucas" Series, ca. 1535, wool and silk. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Fisher, 54.440.

Winter, from the "Seasons of Lucas" Series
Winter, from the "Seasons of Lucas" Series