These tapestries come from French and flemish workshops whose during this era made up several thousands tapestries.
Diane, Scipion, Alexander from Macedonia, Ulysse & François Boucher tapestries suite, illustrate prety well the infatuation of this century for antique heros where
Verdure aux Échassiers XVIs Beauvais
loves of gods combine admirably with the refined surroundings scenery of Maurice Jacques.
By its happy themes, its vivid and splendid shade, the tapestry was perfectly in harmony with the spirit of the society of the XVIIIth century all penetrated by decorative adaptations.
Verdure aux Dianes XVIIIs Beauvais
Classic's Century style
Year 1597, Henri IVth opens a manufacture in the house of the professes Jesuits to the Paris suburb Saint Antoine quater.
Aristoloche XVIIem. Angers
Charles Le Brun
Verdure aux Oiseaux. Audenarde
Siècle des Lumières
All long XVIIth & XVIIIth the Professe house gains rapidly an international reputation, just as Gobelins, Beauvais, Amiens, Tours, Cadillac, Aubusson or Felletin.
These two last center of low wrap loom are sometime named "à la marche"
Romantique Tapestry XVIIth
this is not because they should be bound in the Marche county but because the low warp loom use kind of treadles (marche in french) which the weavers manipulate with their feet.
Proposing their models, painters of this period gave to the tapestry the means to honor its first intentions, namely to enjoy and delight.