Valois tapestry

French Tapestry



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

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

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.

The Ladies of Camelot Medieval Tapestry


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

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

This portrait, previously thought to be of Francis, Duc d'Alencon and Anjou, is now identified as his brother, King Henri III of France. By Jean Clouet.


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

Valois tapestry - this tapestry depicts festivities at the meeting of the Valois and Habsburg courts at Bayonne in 1565; the harpooned whale spouted red wine.

Unicorn Tapestry

Tree Of Life Belgian Wall Tapestry, Woven in Belgium

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