Charles Poerson, 1652 - The Wedding at Cana. Sketch for the board of the woven tapestry hangings for the "Life of the Virgin" for the Notre Dame cathedral. - fine art print

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What does the Musée Carnavalet Paris write about this 17th century work of art painted by Charles Poerson? (© - by Musée Carnavalet Paris -

Fourteen tapestries devoted to the "Life of the Virgin" once adorned the chancel of Notre Dame. Commissioned by Canon Michel Lefort and the woven between 1638 and 1657, the tapestries were executed after cartoons of Philippe de Champaigne (the first two), Jacques Stella (third) and Poerson (the last one). The hanging was sold to the Strasbourg Cathedral in 1739. The Carnavalet museum has three other sketches and drawings Poerson for this hanging: the "Annunciation (P2321), the" Nativity "(P2476), the" Rest on the Flight Egypt "(P2816) and" Visitation "(D14923).

Structured artwork data

Piece of art title: "The Wedding at Cana. Sketch for the board of the woven tapestry hangings for the "Life of the Virgin" for the Notre Dame cathedral."
Artwork classification: painting
Umbrella term: classic art
Period: 17th century
Created in the year: 1652
Age of artwork: over 360 years
Size of the original artpiece: Height: 54 cm, Width: 64 cm
Signed (artwork): Signing of the running - Signed lower right, on the riser: "C Poerson"
Museum / collection: Musée Carnavalet Paris
Museum location: Paris, France
Museum website:
Artwork license type: public domain
Courtesy of: Musée Carnavalet Paris

Contextual artist metadata

Name: Charles Poerson
Professions of the artist: painter
Classification of the artist: old master
Place of birth: Vic-sur-Seille
Year of death: 1667
City of death: Paris

About this article

Print product type: fine art print
Reproduction: digital reproduction
Manufacturing method: UV direct print
Product Origin: German production
Type of stock: production on demand
Intended product use: gallery wall, wall gallery
Artwork orientation: landscape alignment
Image ratio: 1.2 : 1 length : width
Image aspect ratio implication: the length is 20% longer than the width
Available reproduction fabrics: poster print (canvas paper), metal print (aluminium dibond), canvas print, acrylic glass print (with real glass coating)
Canvas print (canvas on stretcher frame): 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) variants: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39", 180x150cm - 71x59"
Poster print (canvas paper): 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Aluminium print options: 60x50cm - 24x20", 120x100cm - 47x39"
Picture frame: no frame

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Art product summary

The 17th century painting was painted by Charles Poerson in 1652. The 360 years old painting had the following size: Height: 54 cm, Width: 64 cm. The original artwork's inscription is the following: Signing of the running - Signed lower right, on the riser: "C Poerson". This artwork is included in the Musée Carnavalet Paris's digital art collection. This masterpiece, which is part of the public domain is provided with courtesy of Musée Carnavalet Paris.Additionally, the artpiece has the following creditline: . Further, the alignment is landscape and has a side ratio of 1.2 : 1, meaning that the length is 20% longer than the width.

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