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Tapestry showing Don Quixote Having Sancho Panza Ask the Princess's Permission to See Her
From the eighth series of "The Story of Don Quixote" woven 1763-87 at the Gobelins tapestry manufactory

Woven at the Gobelins tapestry manufactory, Paris, 1699 - present. In the workshop of Michel-Henri Cozette, French, 1744 - 1822. Central composition after a design of 1716 by Charles Antoine Coypel, French (active Paris), 1694 - 1752.

Made in Paris, France, Europe


Wool and silk; woven on a high-warp loom

12 feet 3 inches x 11 feet (373.4 x 335.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Widener Dixon, 1943

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The central composition of this tapestry was the second in a series of twenty-eight designs by Charles Coypel, who based the scenes on subjects from Miguel de Cervantes's novel Don Quixote. This one comes from part 2, chapter 30 of the novel.