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René PERROT

La roue (the wheel)

Aubusson tapestry woven by the Pinton workshop.
Complete with certificate of origin.
Circa 1970.

 

 

Perrot began his career as a cartoon designer at the end of the war, making almost 500 cartoons including numerous commissions from the state, most of which were woven at Aubusson. His style which is particularly rich and decorative is eminently recognisable : a crowd of butterflies or birds, most often, stands out against a background of vegetation, reminiscent of the millefleurs tapestries (which would also inspire Dom Robert).

 

The mediaeval inspiration of  a flower-studded, khaki background, numerous birds, all the characteristic elements of Perrot’s cartoons can be found in this particular example.

 

Bibliography:
Tapisseries, dessins, peintures, gravures de René Perrot, Dessein et Tolra, 1982