Dramatic French silk jacquard picture of Napoleon Crossing the Alps, by Neyret Freres after the fomous work by the same name by classical French painter by Jacques-Louis David (1748 - 1825). It is inscribed on the lower left corner with the initials NF. Neyret Freres started out as a small ribbon manufacturer in St. Etiene, France in 1825 and later expanded its product range to include artistic tapestries. One of the founder's descendants said that it took more than 12 different shades of grey silk to achieve the tonalities of a Neyret Freres silk tapestry. It comes framed ready to display. This kind of woven silk Jacquard tapestry picture is often referred to as Stevengraph after Thomas Stevens, a 19th-century weaver from Coventry. In very good used condition as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: The Napoleon Traversant des Alps apres David tapestry came in two sizes, this is the larger size listed as 42 cm by 32 cm (16 9/16" by 12 5/8") including margins.
Frame: 16 5/16" by 13 9/16" (41.5 cm by 34.5cm).
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