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Les Quatre Mains

Jean Lurçat
Reference :
9 556
H. 197 x L. 281 cm / H. 6ft 6 x W. 9ft 3

Cartoon design by Jean Lurçat (1892- 1966)
France, Aubusson tapestry, probably at Goubely but there is no workshop label.

Woven in wool, cotton and silk (warp in cotton, weft in wool and silk)
Initial the cartoon designer in the right hand corner
Circa 1940-1945

Gérard Denizeau, the world specialist in the work of Jean Lurçat, wrote us these lines about this tapestry, after we submitted the photo. We thank him for his time and his knowledge that he had the generosity to kindly send us: I see there a juxtaposition of elements characteristic of the first Lurçat that a composition elaborately elaborated (suddenly, I prefer!). This peculiarity reminds me of the production of the early 40's (to which also refers the signature), and more precisely to the workshop Goubely. According to Janine Dassonval, who made the catalog of cartons in Saint-Céré, cardboard does not exist, nor does this title in the collection of bolducs. But it must be said that at the time, the bolduc was neither mandatory nor codified. In total, I find that without being a masterpiece, it is a very beautiful piece, which is more a historical piece, a piece of resistance as indicated by the text of the lower part.”

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