This image is one of over 108,000 from the AMICA Library (formerly The Art Museum Image Consortium Library- The AMICO Library), a growing online collection of high-quality, digital art images from over 20 museums around the world.
www.davidrumsey.com/amica offers subscriptions to this collection, the finest art image database available on the internet. EVERY image has full curatorial text and can be studied in depth by zooming into the smallest details from within the Image Workspace.
- Cultures and time periods represented
range from contemporary art, to ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works.
- Types of works include paintings, drawings,
watercolors, sculptures, costumes, jewelry, furniture, prints, photographs,
textiles, decorative art, books and manuscripts.
Gain access to this incredible resource through either a
monthly or a yearly subscription and search the entire collection from
your desktop, compare multiple images side by side and zoom into the minute
details of the images. Visit www.davidrumsey.com/amica
for more information on the collection, click on the link below the
revolving thumbnail to the right, or email us at email@example.com
Creator Name: van Orley, Bernard
Creator Qualifier: after
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: active 16th century
Creator Name-CRT: after Bernard van Orley
Title: Awaiting the Chase
Creation Start Date: 1640
Creation End Date: 1660
Creation Date: about 1650
Creation Place: Probably France
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Tapestries
Materials and Techniques: wool, silk
Dimensions: H.159 x W.125 in., irregular
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 33.23.1
Credit Line: The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
The sport of hunting, which was enjoyed by European aristocracy, was a particularly popular theme for tapestries woven both in Flanders and France. Tapestries were most often woven in sets. These sets were made up of a number of wall hangings that have the same borders surrounding distinct images with related themes. The size of a set of tapestries can be as small as four pieces, one for each wall of a room, or as large as twelve hangings, which would have been placed between doorways and windows in a grand hall. Themes ranged from specific historical or biblical events to something as general as the seasons or the months of the year.
AMICA ID: MIA_.33.23.1
Component Measured: overall, irregular
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
AMICA PUBLIC RIGHTS: a) Access to the materials is granted for personal and non-commercial use. b) A full educational license for non-commercial use is available from Cartography Associates at www.davidrumsey.com/amica/institution_subscribe.html c) Licensed users may continue their examination of additional materials provided by Cartography Associates, and d) commercial rights are available from the rights holder.
Copyright © 2007 Cartography Associates.
All rights reserved.