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    Valois tapestry

    Marie Skłodowska-Curie (11/07/1867 - 7/04/1934), often referred to as Marie Curie or Madame Curie, was a Polish physicist and chemist, working mainly in France, who is famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She was also the first female professor at the University of Paris (La Sorbonne).

    The Bayeux Tapestry

    Woven by Seger Bombeck (German, active 1545–1552). Augustus I of Saxony (1526–1586), 1550. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1966 (67.55.97) | This tapestry panel, made of wool, silk, and silver threads, depicts Augustus I of Saxony standing between marble columns and in front of a luxurious velvet wallcovering. During this period in history, a tapestry portrait would have been more valuable than a painted portait. #tapestrytuesday

    Catherine de Medici and her children

    Detail from Tenture de Lérian et Lauréolle, Tapestry 3, Le Pardon du Roi, from South Pays-Bas, first quarter of the 16th century, wool and silk tapestry. Musee du Moyen Age (Cluny), Paris. Beautiful details in these women's clothes.

    Tapestry Portraying the Wedding of Catherine of Aragon and Prince Arthur Tudor


    Henri III (1551 - 1589). Son of Henri II and Catherine de Medici. He married Louise of Lorraine but had no children.

    Tree Of Life Belgian Wall Tapestry, Woven in Belgium

    Henry III, 1570 by Jean de Court, Musée Condé King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania Reign 16 May 1573 – 12 May 1575 King of France Reign 30 May 1574 – 2 August 1589 Coronation 13 February 1575 (Reims) Predecessor Charles IX Successor Henry IV Spouse Louise of Lorraine House House of Valois Father Henry II of France Mother Catherine de' Medici Born 19 September 1551



    "The Pastrana Tapestries are among the finest surviving Gothic tapestries . . . Woven in the late 1400s, these monumental tapestries . . . are among the rarest and earliest examples of tapestries created to celebrate what were then contemporary events, instead of allegorical or religious subjects. . . Exquisitely rendered in wool and silk threads by Flemish weavers . . .tapestries teem with vivid and colorful images . . . set against a backdrop of maritime and urban landscapes."

    Duchess Marie of Cleves (1553-1574) Married to the Duke Henry De Conde. Passionate love interest of Henry III of France. He attempts to have her divorce her husband, but she dies in childbirth with a child of the Duke in 1570 before he can reach her from Poland, where he was KIng.


    French Tapestry

    Tapisserie de la Dame à la Licorne - Musée du Moyen-Age - Hôtel de Cluny

    Marguerite de Valois with her brother Hercule Francois (right). The Valois Tapestries, Musée de Offices à Florence.


    15th century tapestry - weaving on a box loom