Bed Valance (Valance with scenes from the Life of Christ)

Bed Valance (Valance with scenes from the Life of Christ)

c. 1600
Artist
Unknown
Country
Switzerland, Germany, south
valance
Wool, silk, and metal thread embroidery on linen
Neusteter Textile Collection: 1963 Collectors' Choice Benefit Fund
1963.99
Unknown. Bed Valance (Valance with scenes from the Life of Christ). c. 1600. Wool, silk, and metal thread embroidery on linen. Neusteter Textile Collection: 1963 Collectors' Choice Benefit Fund. 1963.99.
Dimensions
length: 81 1/2 in, 207.0100 cm; width: 21 1/2 in, 54.6100 cm
Department
Textile Art and Fashion
Collection
Textile Art and Fashion-European
Scenes of the Annunciation, Nativity, and Adoration of the Magi unfold with great enthusiasm and vivid details in Northern European settings. Intended for domestic use, this hanging is probably one part of a set of bed hangings that depicted other moments from the life of Christ.
Known Provenance
Purchased April 1953 from (Stettenheim estate, New York, NY) by French and Co., New York, NY; purchased December 1963 from French and Co., New York, NY by Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Masterpieces from the Textile Collection" (Inaugural Exhibition), November 15, 1997- April 26, 1998 (DAM)

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