Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France at The Frick Collection, February 25 – May 17, 2015

The Arrival of Dancers at the Wedding of Camacho, c. 1710-52

Workshop of Peter van den Hecke (Flemish, 1680−1752) after Philippe de Hondt (Flemish, 1683−1741). Arrival of the Shepherdesses at the Wedding of Camacho, 1730−45 (before 1748). Wool and silk, 10 feet 3 inches x 18 feet 3 inches. The Frick Collection, New York (1965.10.20). Photo: Michael Bodycomb

The Arrival of Dancers at the Wedding of Camacho, c. 1710-52

Workshop of Peter van den Hecke (Flemish, 1680−1752) after Philippe de Hondt (Flemish, 1683−1741). Arrival of the Shepherdesses at the Wedding of Camacho (detail), 1730−45 (before 1748). Wool and silk, 10 feet 3 inches x 18 feet 3 inches. The Frick Collection, New York (1965.10.20). Photo: Michael Bodycomb

The Arrival of Dancers at the Wedding of Camacho, c. 1710-52

Workshop of Peter van den Hecke (Flemish, 1680−1752) after Philippe de Hondt (Flemish, 1683−1741). Arrival of the Shepherdesses at the Wedding of Camacho (detail), 1730−45 (before 1748). Wool and silk, 10 feet 3 inches x 18 feet 3 inches. The Frick Collection, New York (1965.10.20). Photo: Michael Bodycomb

The Arrival of Dancers at the Wedding of Camacho, c. 1710-52

Workshop of Peter van den Hecke (Flemish, 1680−1752) after Philippe de Hondt (Flemish, 1683−1741). Arrival of the Shepherdesses at the Wedding of Camacho (detail), 1730−45 (before 1748). Wool and silk, 10 feet 3 inches x 18 feet 3 inches. The Frick Collection, New York (1965.10.20). Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Sancho Panza's Departure for Isle of Barataria, c. 1711-52

Workshop of Peter van den Hecke (Flemish, 1680−1752) after Philippe de Hondt (Flemish, 1683−1741). Sancho Departs for the Island of Barataria, 1730−45 (before 1748). Wool and silk, 10 feet 4 inches x 19 feet 5 inches. The Frick Collection, New York (1965.10.21). Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Sancho Panza's Departure for Isle of Barataria, c. 1711-52

Workshop of Peter van den Hecke (Flemish, 1680−1752) after Philippe de Hondt (Flemish, 1683−1741). Sancho Departs for the Island of Barataria (detail), 1730−45 (before 1748). Wool and silk, 10 feet 4 inches x 19 feet 5 inches. The Frick Collection, New York (1965.10.21). Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Sancho Panza's Departure for Isle of Barataria, c. 1711-52

Workshop of Peter van den Hecke (Flemish, 1680−1752) after Philippe de Hondt (Flemish, 1683−1741). Sancho Departs for the Island of Barataria (detail), 1730−45 (before 1748). Wool and silk, 10 feet 4 inches x 19 feet 5 inches. The Frick Collection, New York (1965.10.21.). Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Sancho Panza's Departure for Isle of Barataria, c. 1711-52

Workshop of Peter van den Hecke (Flemish, 1680−1752) after Philippe de Hondt (Flemish, 1683−1741). Sancho Departs for the Island of Barataria (detail), 1730−45 (before 1748). Wool and silk, 10 feet 4 inches x 19 feet 5 inches. The Frick Collection, New York (1965.10.21). Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Tapestry: La Poltronnerie de Sancho à la chasse, from L'Histoir

Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory (French) under the direction of Michel Audran (French, 1701−1771) and his son Jean Audran fils (French, d. 1794). Main scene after Charles Coypel (French, 1694−1752); alentours after Claude Audran III (French, 1658−1734), Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay fils (French, 1668−1730), and Alexandre-François Desportes (French, 1661−1743). The Cowardice of Sancho at the Hunt, 1772. Wool and silk; modern cotton support straps and lining 12 feet 1 inch x 13 feet 4 inches. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (82.DD.69)

Tapestry: L'Entrée de Sancho dans l'Ile de Barataria, from L'Hi

Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory (French) under the direction of Michel Audran (French, 1701−1771) and his son Jean Audran fils (French, d. 1794). Main scene after Charles Coypel (French, 1694−1752); alentours after Claude Audran III (French, 1658−1734), Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay fils (French, 1668−1730), and Alexandre-François Desportes (French, 1661−1743). Sancho Arrives on the Island of Barataria, 1772. Wool and silk; modern cotton support straps and lining, 12 feet 1 inch x 13 feet 7 inches. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (82.DD.68)

Tapestry: Don Quichotte guéri de sa folie par la sagesse, from

Gobelins Tapestry Manufactory (French) under the direction of Michel Audran (French, 1701−1771) and his son Jean Audran fils (French, d. 1794) Main scene after Charles Coypel (French, 1694−1752); alentours after Claude Audran III (French, 1658−1734), Jean-Baptiste Belin de Fontenay fils (French, 1668−1730), and Alexandre-François Desportes (French, 1661−1743). Don Quixote Delivered from Folly by Wisdom, 1773. Wool and silk; modern cotton support straps and lining, 12 feet 2 inches x 12 feet 8 inches. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (82.DD.66)

Histoire de Don Quichotte : "Don Quichotte endormi combat contre les outres"

Charles Coypel (French, 1694−1752). Asleep, Don Quixote Fights the Wineskins, 1716. Oil on canvas, 48 x 50 3/8 inches. Palais Impérial de Compiègne; long-term loan from the Musée du Louvre, Paris (3560). Photo: © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

Histoire de Don Quichotte : " La Dolorida affligÈe de sa barbe demande ‡ Don Quichotte de la venger"

Charles Coypel (French, 1694−1752). The Distressed Countess Trifaldi, Afflicted by Her Beard, Implores Don Quixote to Avenge Her, probably 1716. Oil on canvas, 48 3/8 x 51 inches. Palais Impérial de Compiègne; long-term loan from the Musée du Louvre, Paris (3575). Photo: © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

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Charles Coypel (French, 1694−1752). Don Quixote at Don Antonio Moreno’s Ball, 1731. Oil on canvas, 65 3/8 x 105 1/8 inches. Palais Impérial de Compiègne; long-term loan from the Musée du Louvre, Paris (3566). Photo: © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

Histoire de Don Quichotte : "Don Quichotte consulte la tÍte enchantÈe chez Don Antonio DorÈno"

Charles Coypel (French, 1694−1752). Don Quixote Consults the Enchanted Head at the House of Don Antonio Moreno, 1732. Oil on canvas, 62 1/4 x 71 7/8 inches. Palais Impérial de Compiègne; long-term loan from the Musée du Louvre, Paris (3584). Photo: © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

"Don Quichotte servi par les filles de l'hôtellerie"

Charles Coypel (French, 1694−1752). Don Quixote Served by the Girls of the Inn, 1751. Oil on canvas, 22 7/8 x 28 3/8 inches. Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris — Institut de France (MJAP-P 2379). Photo: © Studio Sébert Photographes

Images courtesy The Frick Collection