English - A Man and Woman in a Garden, 1590-1610


A Man and Woman in a Garden, 1590-1610

tent stitches, 190.5 x 283.2 cm (75 x 111 1/2 in.) overall


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Pattern: Human figures, animals


Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the dealer Antonio Carrer (d. 1912), Venice in the spring of 1893 for about $2,000 through the American painter and collector Ralph W. Curtis (1854–1922).


Catalogue. Fenway Court. (Boston, 1903), p. 15. (as "Piece of Henri II Needlework")
Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 174.
“Notes, Records, Comments.” Gardner Museum Calendar of Events 9, no. 2 (12 Sep. 1965), p. 2.
Lisa O. Ehret. "Chateau and Garden Tapestries at Fenway Court." Fenway Court (1977), p. 25, no. 5.
Adolph S. Cavallo. Textiles: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1986), pp. 150-51, cat. 99. (as English or French, 1590-1610)
Linda J. Docherty. "Translating Dante: Isabella Stewart Gardner's Museum as Paradiso." Religion and the Arts (2018), p. 210.

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