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The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries; Boar and Bear Hunt

Unknownlate 1425-1430 (made) - 1430

Victoria and Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

Boar & Bear hunt from The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries, the Netherlands, 15th century.

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  • Title: The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries; Boar and Bear Hunt
  • Date Created: late 1425-1430 (made) - 1430
  • Location Created: Netherlands, The Kingdom of the Netherlands Europe
  • production: Unknown
  • Subjects Depicted: bear; wild boar; men; women; dog; Horse
  • Place Part Of: The Kingdom of the Netherlands Europe
  • 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.
  • Materials and Techniques: Tapestry woven with wool warp and weft
  • 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
  • Type: Tapestry
  • 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
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