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Sale 113 Lot 187

AUBUSSON TAPESTRY, 'LES TROIS COQS,' BY FRERE DOM ROBERT (FRENCH, 1907-1997)
woven with the artist's signature 'f. Robert and date 1966', the reverse with paper label 'edite par TABARD Freres & Soeurs' (Aubusson), no. 1628', with artists' signature 'f Robert'-

Dom Robert was a Benedictine monk and a well known tapestry designer. Born into the aristocracy as Guy de Chaunac-Lanzac, he was educated at a Jesuit school. At a young age, he was encouraged by his father to draw and he eventually attended the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. In 1930, he found his spiritual home when he visited the Benedictine Abbeye d'En Calcat in Dourgne (and became known as Dom Robert). In 1937, he was ordained a priest. When the War broke out, the younger monks were not exempt from conscription, and Robert joined a reconnaissance group in Lorraine until 1940 when he returned to the Abbey.

Robert's early work, particularly drawings and illuminations, caught the attention of Jean Lurcat, who was a noted tapestry artist. He introduced Robert to the atelier at Aubusson where many of his works were later woven. In 2015, the Musee Dom Robert opened in Soreze, France, near Dourgne. h:78 w:96 in.

Provenance: Estate of Countess Margareta Douglas
Estimate $15,000-25,000

Sold for $19,000.00


 
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