The perfect thing to hang in a feminine bedroom or sitting room, this pretty little tapestry takes as its subject a scene from Francois Boucher’s famous painting, The Shepherd’s Gift (also sometimes referred to as the Nest).
Painted in 1740, the original now hangs in the Louvre in Paris and over the years its romantic theme has become a popular choice for tapestry producers. In this evocation, shades of rose and raspberry dominate whereas in the original, only the fine lady wears pink.
Dating from the Sixties or Seventies, the tapestry is framed but not glass-covered and comes ready to hang.
Measures 10 inches square.
Condition: the tapestry is in good, clean condition. The backing board has come away a little from the frame and there are loose threads at the back but both these issues are concealed when the item is hung.