This Tapestry is titled "Grand Tetras" on the back label, and is the type that was "Imprimee a la Main" (Imprinted by Hand). The background Tapisserie de Laine (in wool) was woven and then the design was imprinted by hand, at the Robert Four Atelier in France. (see photo of the label)
A "Grand Tetra" is a rather large wild bird in the Grouse family, living mostly in the high mountainous regions of Europe.
The tapestry size is quite good: 42" high x 63" wide, and has a Rod Pocket at the top to insert a hanging rod or dowel.
The Label on the back indicates this is Example #51, but does not indicate how many were produced, and is signed by the artist: Raymond Hurtu.
The overall condition is quite good...at one time there was moisture that crept in the back on the right side (see photo)..but did not bleed through very much on the front. Slight staining & running, but not very noticeable at all. (See photo of right side with signature). The colors and design are quite crisp.
I have seen many of this type of "tapestry" being advertised & sold as woven on a loom, but anything that is marked "Imprimee a La Main" on the label means it is printed on top of the background wool!! The "hand woven" tapestries demand much higher prices!!
This is a prime example of a Mid-Century Moderne tapestry, in a proper size to hang above a funky sofa or sideboard, at a very reasonable price!! (taking into consideration the slight staining)
(Please see my other "tapestries" and wall hangings I have listed!)
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