Tapestry showing Don Quixote Having Sancho Panza Ask the Princess's Permission to See Her
From the eighth series of "The Story of Don Quixote" woven 1763-87 at the Gobelins tapestry manufactory
Woven at the Gobelins tapestry manufactory, Paris, 1699 - present. In the workshop of Michel-Henri Cozette, French, 1744 - 1822. Central composition after a design of 1716 by Charles Antoine Coypel, French (active Paris), 1694 - 1752.
The central composition of this tapestry was the second in a series of twenty-eight designs by Charles Coypel, who based the scenes on subjects from Miguel de Cervantes's novel Don Quixote. This one comes from part 2, chapter 30 of the novel.