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Louis XIV embroidered

Embroidered wall covering with coronation scene of Louis XIV of France. Late 17th century. Embroidered wall covering with coronation scene of Louis XIV of France. Late 17th century. Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, acc. no. BK-1966-21.

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam houses a part of a wall covering made of cloth embroidered with a coronation scene of Louis XIV of France. The wall covering dates to the second half of the seventeenth century and may be based on the work of the French artist, Simon Vouet (1590-1649). The covering is made of a linen ground, with gold, silver and silk thread embroidery and fake gemstones.

The embroidered scene includes a terrace with stairs, covered with a carpet. There is a crowned woman to the left. She rests her hand in that of a man, above whom there is a crown held up by a bearded man. There is a red drapery to the left of the king.

The embroidered wall covering measures 445 x 320 cm.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam digital catalogue.

Willem Vogelsang

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