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Rendered in a three-dimensional, painterly style, the King Louis XIV tapestry depicts the taking of the town of Lille from the Spanish by the French forces of King Louis XIV in 1667. It is one of the History of the King series, which includes 14 tapestries depicting the wartime triumphs of the king. The tapestry features the design of sought after painter Charles Le Brun, who lived from 1619 to 1690, developed by master workers under the tutelage of Jean Morzin at the famed Paris workshop known as les Gobelins between 1650 and 1690. It is a pivotal moment in the city's history, and one of the Sun King's early military triumphs. Lille, located in the northwest corner of France, shifted from Flemish to Burgundian to Spanish rule along with the various marriages of royalty through the 1400's up to 1667, when it was swept up in Louis XIV's War of Devolution, cementing its character and history in the French tradition.
Jacquard woven in Belgium - Flanders Tapestry
Backed with lining
Rod tunnel for easy hanging
Cotton and Wool Blend
Available in 4 sizes
W 58" x H 37"/W 88" x H 56"/W 165" x H 102"/W 180" x H 116"