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  • The Visit to the Gobelins by Colbert de Villacerf, ca. 1691–99
    Sébastien Leclerc I (French, 1637–1714)
    Etching; 5 11/16 x 9 3/8 in. (14.5 x 23.8 cm)
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953 (53.600.2612)

    This etching illustrates a visit to the Gobelins workshops by Colbert de Villacerf, Surintendant des Bâtiments du Roi from 1691 to 1699. The workers are in the process of hanging one of a set of tapestries depicting the Story of Alexander, woven for Louis XIV after designs by Charles Le Brun.

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  • The Visit to the Gobelins by Colbert de Villacerf, ca. 1691–99
    Sébastien Leclerc I (French, 1637–1714)
    Etching; 5 11/16 x 9 3/8 in. (14.5 x 23.8 cm)
    Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953 (53.600.2612)

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