2017 – Tapestry cartoons in Brussels in the 16th century

Tapestry cartoons in Brussels in the 16th century: development and use of a model painted on paper

The Foundation is funding research conducted by Louise Longneaux as part of her doctoral thesis (Université Libre de Bruxelles), under the supervision of Valentine Henderiks and Cecilia Paredes. It focuses on the cartoons and fragments of conserved tapestry cartoons completed in the 16th century, which were sent to Brussels to be translated into tapestry. The aim of the research is to conduct a transversal, material and heuristic study on these cartoons and to write a catalogue. This original study will take a new look at the use, technology and material history of these works.




Illustration: Pieter Coecke, Martyrdom of St. Paul, Brussels, Musée de la Ville de Bruxelles. © KIK-IRPA, Brussels.