The History of the King tapestry


The History of the King tapestry is woven in three sizes: 36″x53″, 49″x71″ and 71″x102″ (note the two largest sizes are non-returnable as they are special ordered.) See tapestry description below.

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Tapestry Description

The History of the King tapestry

Louis XIV tapestries

The History of the King tapestry is one of a series of fourteen Louis XIV tapestries woven at Les Gobelins workshops in Paris to celebrate his victories. (An artist accompanied him to battle!). This scene is from a series “The History of the King” by Charles Le Brun (1619-1690), court painter to the king.

Today it is finely woven in France by Jules Pansu, in a fine 95% cotton weave in three sizes.  All in the series are fully lined, with a rod pocket for easy hanging – we supply tapestry hanging instructions with every order. There are two details from this scene: the vertical Les Tambours tapestry and the square Le Sonneurs du Roi.

Note: the largest two sizes are non-returnable – they are special ordered.