Possibly Antoine Caron / The Education of the Young King / about 1611 - 1627Possibly Antoine Caron
The Education of the Young King
about 1611 - 1627

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Creator Name: Caron, Antoine
Creator Qualifier: Possibly
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: central design
Creator Dates/Places: about 1521 - 1599
Gender: M
Creator Death Place: Paris
Creator Name-CRT: Possibly Antoine Caron
Creator Name: Guyot, Laurent
Creator Role: central cartoon
Creator Name-CRT: Laurent Guyot
Creator Name: Dumée, Guillaume
Creator Role: border design and cartoon
Creator Name-CRT: Guillaume Dumée
Creator Name: Artist of Antoine Caron's generation
Creator Name-CRT: Possibly artist of Antoine Caron's generation
Title: The Education of the Young King
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1611
Creation End Date: 1627
Creation Date: about 1611 - 1627
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Tapestries
Materials and Techniques: silk, wool
Dimensions: H.149-3/4 x W.256 in., irregular
Inscriptions: MARKS
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 48.13.6
Credit Line: The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Rights: http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.html

This tapestry is one of a set of eight tapestries which depict the stories of Queen Artemisia. These tapestries were modeled after Catherine de'Medici who ruled France during the mid 16th century. During her rule France was embroiled in religious and economic turmoil. In an effort to demonstrate her own devotion to her husband and her ability to rule successfully, Catherine de'Medici adopted Queen Artemisia as her alter-ego, and in the late 16th century a set of tapestries were made to illustrate the story.

The tapestries in this gallery remind the viewer of the queen's wisdom and competence as she makes sure her son, the future king, is educated in academic disciplines as well as military training. Other tapestries from this set are on view in Galleries 340 and 330.

AMICA ID: MIA_.48.13.6
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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