Red Toile de Beautiran Cotton Panel French 18th century
Dimensions:W: 162cm (63.8")H: 345cm (135.8")
French c.1785 toile from Beautiran telling the story of 'Diane et Endymion' about how the Roman goddess Diane fell in love with Endymion a young shepherd living on a mountain tending his sheep.With other romantic and pastoral scenes.Printed in a lovely red colour and stitched in a simple diamond pattern onto a rustic linen.
At the top there is a rare thing to find the 'chef de piece' or the makers mark in this case J.Meillier et Cie de Beautiran.
This piece was originally used as a bedcover, there is a pink trimmed scalloped detail going across where the foot of the bed might have been.
Some small tears and repairs to the side of the panel