LARGE late 19th century French tapestry wall hanging. Artist signature in bottom left corner: D'apres Corot. C1890
This fabulous tapestry shows a river scene a young man navigating a wooden punt type boat across the river.
A figure of a girl is sitting on the bough of a tree surrounded by foliage and wild flowers, she appears to be waving to the young man in the boat.
The vegetable dyes, although faded in places as you would expect in a piece of this age are still vibrant and bright enough for the scene to be clear and strong.
Artist signature in bottom left corner: D'apres Corot.
Which means after a painting scene by Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (French, 1796- 1875).
There is a similar tapestry with the identical signature as this in The Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College's collection.
This tapestry is such an eye catching, impressive piece. Both with its size and beauty. It would look utterly stunning in a castle, on a grand staircase or just anywhere with a wall that can take a tapestry of this size and style.
The tapestry originates from a Chateau in Central France.
This piece really will not disappoint!
Amazing condition for age. please see photos for clarification.
Measures 75 1/2 inches x 55 3/4 inches
MAILING- when purchased the tapestry will be carefully folded and boxed, then shipped to the purchaser.
LARGE 19th Century French Tapestry Wall Hanging. Signed D'apres Corot. C1890