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.
length: 81 1/2 in, 207.0100 cm; width: 21 1/2 in, 54.6100 cm
Avenir Institute of Textile Arts and Fashion
Textile Arts 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.
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
- "Masterpieces from the Textile Collection" (Inaugural Exhibition), November 15, 1997- April 26, 1998 (DAM)
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