Flemish Tapestry Weavers Abroad

Emigration and the Founding of Manufactories in Europe. Proceedings of the International Conference (Mechelen, October 2-3, 2000)

Guy Delmarcel (Editor),

Series: Symbolae Facultatis Litterarum Lovaniensis - Series B 27

Category: Economy, History, History 1500-1800

Language: English

ISBN: 9789058672216

Publication date: June 4, 2002

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Number of pages: 278

Size: 250 x 175 x mm


Tapestry first became prominent as an art form in Western Europe somewhere around 1300. This craft was concentrated in towns situated in the region north of Paris, up to the great rivers of Scheldt and Meuse. Tapestries were produced for exportation all over Europe and at the same time, Flemish tapestry weavers from the North went abroad and spread their skills and art in other countries. Local painters and designers often provided them with models, which they translated into wool and silk. Many of the manufactures became very large factories, where generations of weavers were employed. Although most of these manufactures, such as Mortlake in England or the Dutch workshops of Delft and Gouda, have disappeared nowadays, two important ones are still active: the Manufactura de Santa Barbara in Madrid and above all, the Gobelins in Paris.

In Flemish Tapestry Weavers Abroad thirteen specialists on the history of tapestry give the actual state of their research. They offer a detailed survey of the lives and works of the Flemish weavers and of their relations with foreign patrons and artists. The book is richly illustrated and has an extensive index.

Guy Delmarcel
Flemish Tapestry Weavers Abroad. An Introduction

Ebeltje Hartkamp-Jonxis
Flemish Tapestry Weavers and Designers in the Northern Netherlands. Questions of identity

Wendy Hefford
Flemish Tapestry Weavers in England:1550-1775

Rotraud Bauer
Flämische Teppichweber im deutschsprachigen Raum

Vibeke Woldbye
Flemish Tapestry Weavers in the Service of Nordic Kings

Hillie Smit
Flemish Tapestry Weavers in Italy c. 1420-1520. A survey and analysis of the activity in various cities

Nello Forti Grazzini
Flemish Weavers in Italy in the Sixteenth Century

Lucia Meoni
Flemish Tapestry Weavers in Italy in the Seventeenth and Eigteenth Centuries

Pascal-François Bertrand
Les tapissiers flamands en France au XVe et XVIe siècles

Nicole de Reyniès
Les lissier flamands en France au XVIIe siècle, et considérations sur leurs marques

Concha Herrero Carratero
L’établissement de la Manufacture Royale des Tapisseries à Madrid au XVIIIème siècle. Les Van der Goten, maîtres tapissiers d’Anvers

Jadwiga Chruszczynska, Jan J. Drescik, Maria Hennel-Bernasikowa
L’écho de l’art de la tapisserie flamande dans l’Europe de l’Est

Guy Delmarcel

Guy Delmarcel (1941) is licentiaat Romaanse filologie en doctor in de kunstgeschiedenis. Jarenlang was hij als conservator verantwoordelijk voor de afdeling wandtapijten en textiel in de Koninklijke Musea voor Kunst en Geschiedenis te Brussel. Nu is hij gewoon hoogleraar kunstgeschiedenis aan de KU Leuven.

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