Original design by Le Brun, Charles (1619 - 1690) Woven at the workshop of Le Blond, Etienne (1652–1727) and Croix, Jean de la (1628–1712)
Early 18th century
Symbolic of Autumn and depicting in the center amongst the clouds, Diana and Bacchus holding a wreath. To the left, the Chateau de St. Germain on the Seine. The tapestries are enclosed in wide borders at the sides, containing in the center medallion enclosing ciphers or device of Louis XIV, two interlacing Ls. One of four tapesties, part of a set representing the seasons.Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from French & Company, Inc., July 21, 1930.
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 329, art. #2, Album 13, p. 20