Taking of Lille
The Taking of Lille tapestry was a Gobelins tapestry showing Louis XIV receiving the keys of Lille after the 1667 battle. We see the king with his generals Turenne and Vauban. The king had painters in his entourage to commemorate his victories. The inscription reads: Prise de la ville de L'Isle en Flandres par l'armee DV Roy Louis XIV commandee par sa majeste en personne en l'annee MDCLXVII. This translates as: The taking of the town of L'Isle in Flanders by the army of King Louis XIV commanded by his majestry in person in the year 1667. (It is interesting to note that the town of Lille is then called L'Isle, co-incidentally close to where this tapestry is woven today.)
This is now a fine French tapestry woven in a high quality wool and cotton weave which is lined with a rod pocket for easy hanging.
Here is a Louis XIV Gobelins tapestry detail from this scene:
- Product Code: m536
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- Material: A fine 50% wool and 50% cotton tapestry.
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