18th century

DEFEAT OF COMTE DE MARSIN

  • From the set of "History of the King"
  • Cartoon by Charles Le Brun and Adam François van Der Meulen
  • Gobelins royal manufactory
  • Wool silk and golden threads
  • Woven between 1711 and 1715
  • 12'5."x 19'0.3" cm

Provenance : Cardinal de Bernis French embassy in Rome until 1793;  Prince de Rohan, private collection since 19th century .

The Defeat of Comte de Marsin, which is the ninth piece of the set of the History of the Kinghas been woven nine times. Four tapestries now belong to the Mobilier National in Paris. Our tapestry is one of the three made in basse lisse and it matches in dimensions and description to the one woven  for the fourth set with gold, between 1711 and 1715

The Château de Versailles owns an identical tapestry, from the third set, with the same border than this one.