after Bernard van Orley / Awaiting the Chase / about 1650after Bernard van Orley
Awaiting the Chase
about 1650

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Creator Name: van Orley, Bernard
Creator Qualifier: after
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: active 16th century
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: after Bernard van Orley
Title: Awaiting the Chase
View: front
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

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