This quantity, the 10th to be released in a projected sequence of 16, catalogues the eu textiles and items made up of cloth within the Robert Lehman assortment on the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Robert Lehman and his father, Philip Lehman, bought textiles with a similar well-trained eyes they used to procure work, drawings, and ornamental arts often. one of the such a lot wonderful and largely renowned items within the assortment are sequence of embroidered roundels from fifteenth-century Flanders and 4 huge tapestries, together with the Last Supper after Bernaert van Orley that's arguably the best Renaissance tapestry in an American assortment. the gathering additionally features a nice variety of ecclesiastical vestments and panels of awesome silks and velvets in an unlimited array of suggestions and types that span greater than six centuries. lots of those textiles have been used to accessorize the Lehman city residence in new york, as hangings, covers, or upholstery. They signify sixty-five years of assembling, possessing, and residing with old materials on a daily foundation, and for students and laymen alike they rfile an American form of dwelling and inside ornament that has mostly disappeared.
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