The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries; Boar and Bear Hunt - Unknown - Google Cultural Institute
Boar & Bear hunt from The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries, the Netherlands, 15th century.
Title: The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries; Boar and Bear Hunt
Description: Boar & Bear hunt from The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries, the Netherlands, 15th century.
Date Created: late 1425-1430 (made) - 1430
Location Created: Netherlands, The Kingdom of the Netherlands Europe
Rights: Accepted by HM Government in lieu of tax payable on the estate of the 10th Duke of Devonshire and allocated to the Victoria and Albert Museum
Dimensions: Height: 378.4 cm Proper right, Width: 1023 cm Top edge, Weight: 50 kg From an estimate of 1.2kg per square metre, Height: 385.4 cm Proper left, Width: 1018.7 cm Bottom edge, Height: 380 cm Centre
Materials and Techniques: Tapestry woven with wool warp and weft
More Information: In the Middle Ages rulers and nobles were passionately fond of hunting. Here the hunting scenes are accurately portrayed but the participants wear elaborate court dress. Tapestries were often used to line a complete chamber. They provided warmth, but also an unbroken series of dramatic and colourful images.
Place Part Of: The Kingdom of the Netherlands Europe
Subjects Depicted: bear; wild boar; men; women; dog; Horse
Display Date: late 1425-1430 (made) - 1430