Devonshire hunting tapestry

Devonshire hunting tapestry - Devonshire hunting tapestries


The Devonshire Hunting Tapestries are a set of four large-scale tapestries that depict scenes of hunting and outdoor pursuits. They were created in the late 16th century, possibly in the workshops of Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, a Flemish painter. The tapestries are named after the Devonshire family, who were their custodians for many years.

The scenes depicted in the tapestries showcase various hunting activities, such as falconry, boar hunting, and deer hunting, along with accompanying landscapes and intricate details of the natural world. These tapestries were woven using high-quality materials and techniques, and they provide insight into both the aristocratic pastime of hunting and the craftsmanship of the era.