TAPESTRY JEAN PICART LE DOUX
JEAN PICART LE DOUX
‘Musique de Chambre’, a printed wall tapestry by the renowed French painter Jean Picart le Doux. 1950s
Manufactured by Henri Duprez et Cie.
Limited edition No 57 of 100.
The scene illustrates a musical theme with a candelabra, musical score and a mandolin.
It is signed in the weave in the lower right hand corner and also on the back on the label.
Size: 154 x 110cm
To hang the tapestry, there are rings stitched along the back top edge, ready for a baton.
The colours are still wonderfully vibrant and it is excellent condition for it’s age.
Jean Picart Le Doux (1902-1982) was a french painter. With no formal training, He made his debut in bookbinding and publishing, and then he turned to advertising and graphic arts. From the 1940s he started producing tapestries, for which he won numerous awards, With Jean Lurcat and Marc Saint-Saens, he is credited with reviving the contemporary tapestry. His work is distinctive for his use of colour, poetic stylised themes, and strong compositions. He worked closely with Aubusson, who produced over four hundred original tapestries.