Artist unknown / Women Hunting the Fox / about 1650 - 1660Artist unknown
Women Hunting the Fox
about 1650 - 1660

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: designers and cartoonists
Creator Name-CRT: Artist unknown
Title: Women Hunting the Fox
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1650
Creation End Date: 1660
Creation Date: about 1650 - 1660
Creation Place: Probably France
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Tapestries
Materials and Techniques: wool, silk
Dimensions: H.158-3/4 x W.150 in., irregular
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 33.23.2
Credit Line: The William Hood Dunwoody Fund

The theme of the hunt, one of the earliest subjects represented in art, has been a perennial favorite in all media. Tapestries celebrating the hunt were intended to entertain rather than overwhelm. They served to make the room appear larger and remind the viewer of the pleasures of a favorite outdoor sport. This is one of a set of four owned by the museum.

AMICA ID: MIA_.33.23.2
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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