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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 544
Three of the four plaques by Nouailher in this case are from a series depicting the Nine Heroes—a grouping of valiant figures popularized by Jacques de Longuyon’s early fourteenth-century romance Les Voeux du Paon (The Vows of the Peacock). Longuyon’s poem was greatly admired at the courts of France and Burgundy and inspired poets and artists throughogut western Europe.
Inscription: (along the top edge) ALEXAN / DER•MACEDO
Baronne de Nervaux-Loys ; [ sale, Ader Picard Tajan, Paris , June 23, 1976, lot 93 ] ; Private Collection, Lille, France ; [ Alain Moatti (until 1993; sold to MMA) ]
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