Colour plate no. I Vertumnus and Pomona . . Frontispiece

Colour plate no. II A Flemish Garden Party . . . Opposite 32 Colour plate no. III The Bridal Chamber of Herse . . Opposite 76 Colour plate no. IV An Aubusson Chair Back . . . Opposite 198

Scenes from the Story of Man, a Gothic Tapestry belonging to Lord

Anglesey ........... 17

Adam Naming the Animals in the Garden of Eden. Italian Renaissance Tapestry in the Florence Museum ..... 19

The Bath of Cupid and Psyche. Louis XVI Gobelin, after Renaissance Design .......... 23

An Interior Showing Tapestries Properly Used .... 25

A Flemish Banquet Scene. Late Gothic Tapestry in the Musee des

Arts Dècoratifs..........27

King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Gothic Tapestry in the

Milan Poldi Pezzoli Museum.......29

The Wedding Gift of France to the Daughter of the American President, a Modern Gobelin Tapestry ...... 31

Saint Gereon Fragment, in the Lyons Museum .... 35

The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. Gothic XIV Century

Tapestry ........... 37

The Story of the Apocalypse. Gothic XIV Century Tapestry in the

Cathedral of Angers ......... 39

The Burgundian Sacraments. The Oldest Tapestry at the Metropolitan Museum . . ........ 46, 47

The Lady with the Unicorn. Gothic Tapestry at the Cluny Museum 49 The Giving of the Roses. Gothic Decorative Tapestry . . 53 Sheep Shearing. A Fascinating Gothic Fragment in the Brussels

Museum ........... 55

One of the Four Famous Hardwicke Hall Hunting Tapestries . 57 The Siege of Troy. Gothic Tapestry in the Victoria and Albert

Museum . . . . . . . . . . .59

Roland at Roncevaux. Gothic Tapestry . . . . . 61

The Story of Saint Rémi, in the Church of Saint Rémi at Reims . 65 The Story of the Virgin. Gothic-Renaissance Transition Tapestry

at Beaune ...........69

The Marriage of Cana. Late Gothic Tapestry .... 71

Miracles of the Eucharist. Gothic Tapestry, in the Boston Museum

of Fine Arts..........73

The Story of Saints Gervais and Protais. Gothic-Renaissance

Transition Tapestry at Le Mans......75

Notre Dame du Sablon, an Early Renaissance Tapestry in the Brussels

Museum...........79

Raphael's Acts of the Apostles. The Miraculous Draft of Fish, at

the Vatican..........83

Raphael's Acts of the Apostles. Cartoon of the Miraculous Draft of

Fish, at the Victoria and Albert Museum .... 85 Raphael's Acts of the Apostles. The Cure of the Paralytic in the

Royal Spanish Collection........89

Raphael's Acts of the Apostles. The Conversion of Saul at Hampton

Court, and the Miraculous Draft of Fish at the Beauvais Cathedral 91 Raphael's Acts of the Apostles. Christ's Charge to Saint Peter,

Mortlake Tapestry in the French National Collection . . 93 Interview between Scipio and Hannibal. Renaissance Tapestry in

the Royal Spanish Collection.......95

Crossing the Red Sea. Renaissance Tapestry in the Imperial Austrian

Collection...........97

Scene from the Book of Kings. Renaissance Tapestry . . 101 Apollo and the Muses. Brussels XVIII Century Tapestry . . 103

Vulcan's Complaint to Jupiter. Mortlake.....107

Hero and Leander. Mortlake Tapestry in Sweden . . . 121 Two Vulcan and Venus Mortlake Tapestries, one in the French National Collection and the other on Loan in the Metropolitan

Museum...........123

The Knights of the Round Table, one of the Merton Holy Grail Set 129 The Departure of the Knights, one of the Merton Holy Grail Set . 131 The Failure of Sir Lancelot, one of the Merton Holy Grail Set . 133 The Star of Bethlehem, a Merton Tapestry at Exeter College . 135 The Blindfolding of Truth, a Merton Tapestry, after Byam Shaw . 137 Oriental Scenes, an English Tapestry of the Late XVII Century . 147 Scene from the Story of Artemisia. Paris XVII Century, after XVI

Century Design.........155

Scene from the Story of Gombaut and Mace .... 161

The Air. Gobelin Tapestry after Lebrun.....165

Château de Chambord, one of the 12 Royal Residences of Louis XIV,

Designed by Lebrun and His Assistants.....167

Louis XIV Visiting the Gobelins. Gobelin Tapestry Designed by

Lebrun and Woven under His Directions.....169

Diana, a Grotesque Panel after Claude Audran. Louis XIV Gobelin 175

Vertumnus and Pomona, Small Oval Panel on Damassé Ground.

Gobelin XVIII Century Tapestry after Boucher . . . 181 Two Modern Gobelin Tapestries. The Arms of Bordeaux, and the

First Civil Marriage.........183

Beauvais XVIII Century Screen Panel Bearing the Arms of the Holy

Roman Empire .......... 187

A Chinese Return from Fishing. Aubusson XVIII Century Tapestry in the Collection of M. Martin Le Roy .... 203

A Late Gothic Hunting Scene, Designed and Woven in America . 207 Winter, an American-made Tapestry Portière .... 209

An American-made Cantonnière . . . . . . .211

A Late Gothic Verdure with Personages, Designed and Woven in

America...........215

March, April, May. Italian Renaissance Tapestry after Bacchiacca

in the Florence Tapestry Museum......219

Night Symbolized by Diana and Her Nymphs. Tapestry Woven by

Fevere (Lefèvre) in the Florence Museum .... 221

Russian Tapestry Portraits of Peter the Great and Catherine the

Modern Norwegian Tapestry........231

Weaving Arras Tapestries at Merton......233

Model Loom. The Loom and the Tools.....247

The Weavers at Work.........249

Weaving the Lisses. Threading the Lisses ..... 251 The Dye Materials and the Dyeing Room . . . . . 253 Saint Luke Painting the Virgin. Tapestry in the Louvre, after Van

Der Weyden..........257

The Nativity of the Virgin. Gothic-Renaissance Transition Tapestry at Reims..........261

The Audience Given by Louis XIV, at Fontainebleau, to the Pope's