Artist Flemish
  • Triumph of Gluttony
Date ca. 1510
Medium wool and silk
Dimensions Overall: 162 inches × 17 feet 3 1/2 inches (4 m 11.5 cm × 5 m 27.1 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Sidney D. Waldon in memory of Col. Sidney Dunn Waldon
Accession Number 50.60
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
Not On View
Inscriptions Inscribed, top of scene, at left: Exiguis contenta cibis natura perhorret Gula ex illa discrimina percipiens.
Inscribed, top of scene, at right: Ingenium obfuscat nitidum luxus qua PROCACES Excitat huius vitae abbreviatque dies.
Residence of the Bishop of Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France).
Jose Dominguez (Spain);
(French & Co.) (New York, New York, USA);
January 19, 1929, purchased by Sidney D. Waldon, Esq. [1873–1945] (Clarkston, Michigan, USA);
1945, by descent to Helen Rentschler Waldon [1890–1967] (Clarkston, Michigan, USA);
1950-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Cavallo, A.S. "The Procession of Gula, a Flemish Tapestry," Bulletin of the DIA 32, no. 4 (1952-1953): pp. 86-89.

Asselberghs, J.-P. Les Tapisseries Flamande aux Etats-Unis d'Amerique. Brussels, 1974, p. 23.

Woven Splendor: Five Centuries of European Tapestry at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, July-September 1996, mentioned in checklist, p. 74.