The Musicians by Jean I Berain

It is a tapestry from the series of 8 Grotesques de Berain inspired by Raphael and depicts strolling players in theatrical costume.

Details

Medium:
Tapestry
Dimensions:
269 x 201 cm
Art Fund grant:
£12,000 ( Total: £50,000)
Acquired in:
1987
Vendor:
S Franses Ltd

Jean Berain was designer in the Beavais workshops where Philippe Behagle was director and Jean Baptiste Mannoyer was flower painter. The date of weaving is unknown, but it is post 1689.

Provenance

Clarence H Mackay.

Venue details

The Whitworth The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester Greater Manchester M15 6ER 0161 275 7450 www.manchester.ac.uk/whitworth

Entry details

Free to all

Daily, 10am - 5pm (Thu until 9pm)

Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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