By Garrett Swanson
Title: The Months or The Royal Houses: April (Versailles)
Artist: Designed by Charles Le Brun (French, Paris 1619-1690 Paris) and workshop
Date: Last quarter of the 17th century
Medium: Wool, silk, metal thread (haute lisse)
Dimensions: 13 ft. 1.5 in. x 21 ft. 3 7/8 in.
Mobilier National, Paris, GMTT 108/4
On the series of evocative landscapes set in the rich context of royal properties and woven by the Manufacture Royale des Gobelins in Paris, also known as The Months or The Royal Houses, little can be said with certainly about its artistic collaborators.… Read more