Antique Tapestries

Verdure Landscape with Birds

Title/Series: Verdure Landscape with Birds
Manufacture: French
Date: Late 17th Century
Materials: Wool and Silk
Dimensions: 8 ft. 11 in. x 8 ft. 1 in.

Verdure tapestries decorated with lush trees and vegetation in a simple palette of beige, green, brown and blue grew immensely popular during the 17th century. In this image two birds wade aside a winding stream in this scenic landscape with an ancient town in the rear, while the main focus of this tapestry are the large stylized leaves that fill the foreground.