It is a tapestry from the series of 8 Grotesques de Berain inspired by Raphael and depicts strolling players in theatrical costume.
The Musicians by Jean I Berain, 16901699
© The Whitworth
- 269 x 201 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £12,000 ( Total: £50,000)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Clarence H Mackay.
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