Birds of Paradise
The cartoon inspired by the painter Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686-1755) was created by Jean-Joseph Dumons (1687-1779) originally from Tulle in Corrèze. He was the first «Painter of the King» assigned to Aubusson.
This tapestry was ordered by Heinrich, comte de Brühl (1700-1763), the rich and powerful Prime Minister of King of Poland, Augustus III. The House of Brühl coat of arms is shown at the top of the tapestry.
This fine tapestry is part of the permanent collection of tapestries exhibited in the Museum of the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie Aubusson, France.