Gobelins - (Fextiles Tapestry)

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Gobelins - (Fextiles, Tapestry) Gobelin was the family name of Belgian dyers who migrated to Paris in the fifteenth century, establishing a tannery and later a tapestry manufactory. This and several other Parisian workshops were united in 1667 by Jean Baptiste Colbert, a Minister of Louis XIV, to form a manufacture royale under the direction of Charles Le Brun. Le Brun was an excellent artist and personally designed some of the cartoons for the superb tapestries produced. Under Le Brun and other directors (notably Oudry) Gobelins retained its great reputation until the late eighteenth century.


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