Artist unknown / The End of the Hunt / about 1650 - 1660Artist unknown
The End of the Hunt
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: The End of the Hunt
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.158 in. x W.147 in., irregular
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 33.23.4
Credit Line: The William Hood Dunwoody Fund

Hunting as a sport has been enjoyed for centuries. Many European noblemen were particularly fond of this activity, from the excitement of the chase to the satisfaction of a successful adventure. Here we see the hunters and their dogs enjoying the warmth of a fire at the end of the day. Notice the wine flask cooling in the pond in the lower left corner of the tapestry as well as the man in the center of the image, carrying the roast leg from part of the day's catch.

This tapestry, one of a set of four owned by the museum, celebrates the activities associated with hunting which was an activity much enjoyed by the aristocracy.

AMICA ID: MIA_.33.23.4
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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