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Royall Tyler to Mildred Barnes Bliss and Robert Woods Bliss, July 20, 1931 [1]

TapisseriesProbably two of the three “mille fleur” tapestries made in the southern Netherlands or northern France ca. 1500 that were acquired by the Musée du Louvre, Paris, in 1945. They were in the collection of the Duc de La Trémoille, Château de Serrant (Maine-et-Loire), and then in the collection of Édouard Larcade, who gave them to the Louvre in 1945. One tapestry (OA 9408), known as the Noble Pastorale has figures processing wool from sheep against a background carpeted with sprays of flowers. The tapestries also have the coats of arms of Thomas Bohier (died 1524), administrator of the royal finances under Charles VIII, Louis XI, and François I, and his wife Catherine Briçonnet (died 1526), which were added to the tapestries. TremoilleLouis VI Jean Marie de La Trémoille (1910–1933). tres belles tous points de vue fraicheur. Couleur est admirable dessin charmant conservation rare. Lettre suite.See letter of July 20, 1931 [2]. Tyler.“Tremoille tapestries [are] very beautiful, in every way fresh. Color is wonderful; charming design; conservation rare. Letter follows. Tyler.”