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Journey - Valois Tapestries

Journey - Valois Tapestries

Journey, one of the Valois Tapestries, on display at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States.

None of the tapestries is formally named. This one is known as Départ de la Cour du château d'Anet and as Journey. Measuring 154 by 210 inches,] this tapestry depicts the royal court departing the Château d'Anet. The date is unknown, although it may represent the departure of King Henry III for Poland in 1973. Many of the figures depicted are not identified, or so uniquely depicted that identification is very difficult. It is likely that Catherine de' Medici is depicted riding in the litter, while King Charles IX rides a horse at the head of the retinue.

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Photo taken @ Cleveland on 28 December 2018 (© Tim Evanson / Flickr)

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