Valois tapestry

Sketch of Louise of Lorraine (1553 - 1601). Louise was Queen of France from 1575 to 1589 through her marriage to Henri III; they had no children.





French Tapestry

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

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

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

Marguerite de Valois with her brothers from the Valois Tapestries,c.1580

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Portrait of Henry III Valois in the costume of the Order of the Holy Spirit. .... Date circa 1610

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.

The Unicorn Is Found (from the Unicorn Tapestries)

"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."

The Bayeux Tapestry

Hector of Troy (from The Nine Heroes Tapestries) - 1400-1410 - South Netherlandish

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

Medieval tapestry

Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins (French, established 1662). Tapestry (armorial hanging), late 17th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Thomas Emery, 1954 (54.149) | This tapestry (referred to as an 'armorial' tapestry because it depicts a coat of arms) depicts many symbols associated with French King Louis XIV: fleur-de-lis, a sun, a crown, and the letter "L" with a crown. #tapestrytuesday