Manufacturer Beauvais Manufactory, French
  • Jupiter and Callisto
Date c. 1680
Medium Wool, silk and silver thread
Dimensions 115 1/4 x 89 1/2 in. (292.7 x 227.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of K. T. Keller
Accession Number 62.135
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Made for Vincent Hotman (d.1683) and Marguerite Colbert (d.1704), France
Sale, London, Christie's, collection Victor Rothschild, April 19-22, 1937 (lot 268, with two other tapestries, acc. nos. 62.134 and 62.136);
?bought by G. Roffe for 950 pounds.
Spain, Private collection;
The Galleries of Paul S. Van Baarn, Ltd. (dealer), New York and Paris c. 1930s; from whom purchased by
Detroit, K.T. Keller, who donated it to the DIA in 1962.
De la Chenaye-Desbois and Badier, DICTIONNAIRE DE LA NOBLESSE, Paris, 1864, vol. 5, p. 35.

B. Jestaz, "La manufacture de Beauvais sous la direction de Béhagle: Documents inédits," BULLETIN DE LA SOCIETE DE L'HISTOIRE DE L'ART FRANÇAIS, 1977, pp. 145-51

B. Jestaz, "The Beauvais Manufactory in 1690," ACTS OF THE TAPESTRY SYMPOSIUM, NOVEMBER 1976, San Francisco, 1979, pp. 187-207

Detroit, DIA, Woven Splendor: Five Centuries of European Tapestry at the Detroit Institute of Arts, July-Sept 1996, cat. no. 14, pp. 15, 56, color repro p. 57 (entry by T. Albainy)