Daphnis and Chloé

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Daphnis and Chloé

Composed by the Greek poet Longus in the second century A.D., Daphnis and Chloé is a pastoral tale following the triumphs and tragedies of two young lovers, as they journey towards lasting love and happiness. 

Daphnis and Chloé Parfait d'Amour, velvet

A striking new arrival to Watts Tableaux Scéniques

Provenance

A suite of six Aubusson tapestries, Mid-late 18th Century
Permanent collection of the museum of the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie, Aubusson


Influenced by the glorious frivolity of Rococo painters such as Boucher, Fragonard and Watteau, the artwork for this tapestry was created by Étienne Jeaurat (1699-1789), custodian to the King’s collection of paintings at Versailles.
Woven in Aubusson in the mid-late 18th century, four of the six tapestries now remain within the city walls, hanging in the museum of the Cité Internationale de la Tapisserie.