"Tapestry Sketch - Venice 1700"Painted canvas depicting a woman and her child, specifically a woman of the people (a servant or a peasant) in a green frame. This type of fabric, rather characteristic was the Italian equivalent of our French tapestries. The Italian who wished to weave tapestry especially in Flemish workshops, sketched scenes on canvas to reproduce. The scene was drawn on different widths, which once assembled and sewn, giving the carton to reproduce. A note associated with it to guide the artisan in choosing colors to use wool for weaving. This type of herringbone fabric is characteristic of Veneto. Note the quality of the drawing and rendering still Mannerist in the hand of the woman. The former painting was subsequently entoilée order to fix on frame and present framed. Dimensions of the fabric: Height: 84 cm Width: 53 cm Overall dimensions: Height: 103 cm Width: 72 cm Venice circa 1700.