Tapestry showing Don Quixote Served by the Ladies
From the eighth series of "The Story of Don Quixote" woven 1762-87 at Gobelins tapestry manufactory
Woven at the Gobelins tapestry manufactory, Paris, 1699 - present. In the workshop of Pierre-François Cozette, French, 1714 - 1801. Central composition after a 1723 painting by Charles Antoine Coypel, French (active Paris), 1694 - 1752.
The central scene of this tapestry follows the composition of one of the twenty-eight paintings Charles Coypel made of subjects from Miguel de Cervantes's novel Don Quixote. The scene is taken from part 2, chapter 31 of the book, in which Sancho Panza is amazed to see Don Quixote received at the castle of the duke and duchess with all the honors of a true knight-errant.