Allegorical Figure of a Woman Representing "Painting"


The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

This tapestry is on cotton warp, woven in "haute lisse." The composition is after a painting by Carle van Loo (1705-1765).


  • Title: Allegorical Figure of a Woman Representing "Painting"
  • Creator: After Carle van Loo (French, 1705-1765)
  • Date Created: 1763
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  • Roles: Artist: After Carle van Loo (French, 1705-1765), Manufacturer: Gobelins Manufactory, Artist: Pierre-Francois Cozette (French, 1714-1801)
  • Provenance: Commissioned (?) by Madame de Pompadour; inherited by the Marquis de Marigny, 1764; sale of the Marquis de Marigny, Paris, March 18-April 6 1782, no. 126; purchased by Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Lebrun, 1782; exhibited at the Exposition d'art français du XVIII siecle, 1910, no. 60; sale of Joseph Bardac, Paris, December 9 1927, no. 135; Guerault, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; purchased by Henry Walters, Paris, 1928; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
  • Object Type: tapestry
  • Medium: silk on cotton warp
  • Inscriptions: [Inscription] Carle Van Loo / Cozette exc. 1763
  • Dimensions: H: 33 7/16 x W: 26 15/16 in. (85 x 68.5 cm); Framed H: 45 1/4 x W: 38 3/4 x D: 5 1/8 in. (115 x 98.5 x 13 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928
  • Classification: Textiles
  • Accession Number: 82.5

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