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Arming of Achilles, Image 1

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  • Title:
    Arming of Achilles, Image 1
  • Author/Creator: Orley, Jan van (Flemish, 1665-1735) (author of design) [draughtsman]
  • Creation Date: c. 1700-1725
  • Physical Desc.: Image 1 of 1
  • Notes: Tapestry Dimensions: H 8'4" x W 6'10"
    Tapestry Materials/Techniques: unknown
    Culture: Flemish
    Weaving Center: Brussels
    Ownership History: French & Co. purchased from Addison Gallery of American Art 3/2/1955.
    At Vulcan's (Hephaestus) forge, Thetis stands before seated god asking for new armor for Achilles; behind group, smith hands hovering Cupid arrow (center foreground); chariot in clouds above; other smiths at work (R middle ground & background)
    Borders missing.
    French & Co. stock sheet in archive, 55804-x
  • Form/Genre: Textiles - Tapestries
  • Subject: Mythology
  • Format: Still image
  • ID/Accession Number: 97.P.7; Original DB ID: 1658; Web DB ID: 306416
  • Is Part Of: Study photographs of tapestries
  • See Also: Collection description
  • Held by: The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.
  • Access/Rights: Digital images courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

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