Artist unknown / Hunting the Hare / about 1650 - 1660Artist unknown
Hunting the Hare
about 1650 - 1660

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: designers and cartoonists
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Hunting the Hare
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1650
Creation End Date: 1660
Creation Date: about 1650 - 1660
Creation Place: Probably France
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Tapestries
Materials and Techniques: wool, silk
Dimensions: H.156 x W.134 in., irregular
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 33.23.3
Credit Line: The William Hood Dunwoody Fund

The theme of the hunt, one of the earliest to be represented in art, has been a perennial favorite in all media. The tapestries celebrating the hunt were intended to entertain rather than overwhelm. They served to make the room appear larger and remind the viewer of the pleasures of a favorite outdoor sport. This is one of a set of four owned by the museum.

It is possible that this tapestry was once used as a door cover as at one time it was slit up the middle. To repair damaged areas and strengthen weak sections, this tapestry underwent treatment in the museum's textile conservation area between September 1988 and July 1991.

AMICA ID: MIA_.33.23.3
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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