This Generous Vista tapestry shows a grand harbor scene of flowers, musical instruments, based on the Beauvais tapestries from the 18th century. The manufacture de Beauvais, under the influence of Napoleon the third, flourished and produced works of great beauty, which made the Beauvais tapestry production house one of the most influential in France in the era. Originally begun in 1664, the Beauvais center was run by Louis Hinart under the direction of King Louis XIV. Here we see a grand harbour tapestry showing flowers, musical instruments, red drape on a balcony scene, where a ship sails by. This scene shows the placement of beautiful subjects with a grand scene of the harbor, a place of exploration and discovery as explorers returned with tales and objects from the Orient, which began the French fascination with exotic cultures and subjects. This French tapestry "Generous Vista" is backed with a lining and has a tunnel for easy hanging. Note: tapestry rod, tassels and acessories, where pictured, are not included in the price.