Paris, Arras et la Cour : Les tapissiers de Philippe le Hardi et Jean sans Peur. 1363-1419

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/613527
Title:
Paris, Arras et la Cour : Les tapissiers de Philippe le Hardi et Jean sans Peur. 1363-1419
Authors:
Wilson, Katherine A.
Abstract:
The study of the delivery of tapestries at the court of Burgundy between 1363 and 1419 highlights a group of persons who mostly reside in Paris and Arras and are referred to as « tapestry-makers » or « merchants ». Among this group of professionals, one can make out those few who managed to carve themselves a position of regular suppliers of the dukes, some of whom being eventually granted the title of « valet de chamber » and occasionally carrying out the function of guardian of the prince’s tapestry, while the others remained occasional suppliers or experts in the repair, maintenance, conditioning and transport of the tapestries. They all shared the urge to seek the patronage of the duke of Burgundy, although the dukes’ orders were never sufficient to ensure their professional survival. And therefore this prince could not be their only customer : some of them worked for other courts (France, Anjou, Orléans, Berry) and all of them had clients among the urban elites. Besides, as can be consistently observed in Arras, the dukes of Burgundy’s tapestry suppliers diversified their activity, for example as cloth and wine merchants, sat on the échevins’ board and belonged to powerful social and professional networks. For them, supplying tapestries, even occasionally and at the risk of significant financial losses, was not an end in itself but a venture that could prove helpful in the pursuit of social and professional ambitions.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Wilson, K. (2011). Paris, Arras et la Cour : Les tapissiers de Philippe le Hardi et Jean sans Peur. 1363-1419. Revue du Nord, 389, 11-31. DOI: 10.3917/rdn.389.0011
Publisher:
Cairn Info
Journal:
Revue du Nord
Publication Date:
Jan-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/613527
DOI:
10.3917/rdn.389.0011
Additional Links:
https://www.cairn.info/revue-du-nord-2011-1-page-11.htm
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in Revue du Nord. To access the final edited and published work see http://www.cairn.info/revue-du-nord-2011-1-page-11.htm.
ISSN:
0035-2624
Appears in Collections:
History and Archaeology

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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Katherine A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-17T08:23:36Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-17T08:23:36Zen
dc.date.issued2011-01en
dc.identifier.citationWilson, K. (2011). Paris, Arras et la Cour : Les tapissiers de Philippe le Hardi et Jean sans Peur. 1363-1419. Revue du Nord, 389, 11-31. DOI: 10.3917/rdn.389.0011en
dc.identifier.issn0035-2624en
dc.identifier.doi10.3917/rdn.389.0011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/613527en
dc.descriptionThis document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a published work that appeared in final form in Revue du Nord. To access the final edited and published work see http://www.cairn.info/revue-du-nord-2011-1-page-11.htm.en
dc.description.abstractThe study of the delivery of tapestries at the court of Burgundy between 1363 and 1419 highlights a group of persons who mostly reside in Paris and Arras and are referred to as « tapestry-makers » or « merchants ». Among this group of professionals, one can make out those few who managed to carve themselves a position of regular suppliers of the dukes, some of whom being eventually granted the title of « valet de chamber » and occasionally carrying out the function of guardian of the prince’s tapestry, while the others remained occasional suppliers or experts in the repair, maintenance, conditioning and transport of the tapestries. They all shared the urge to seek the patronage of the duke of Burgundy, although the dukes’ orders were never sufficient to ensure their professional survival. And therefore this prince could not be their only customer : some of them worked for other courts (France, Anjou, Orléans, Berry) and all of them had clients among the urban elites. Besides, as can be consistently observed in Arras, the dukes of Burgundy’s tapestry suppliers diversified their activity, for example as cloth and wine merchants, sat on the échevins’ board and belonged to powerful social and professional networks. For them, supplying tapestries, even occasionally and at the risk of significant financial losses, was not an end in itself but a venture that could prove helpful in the pursuit of social and professional ambitions.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCairn Infoen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.cairn.info/revue-du-nord-2011-1-page-11.htmen
dc.subjectMedieval merchantsen
dc.subjectBurgundian courten
dc.subjectLater Medievalen
dc.subjectMaterial cultureen
dc.subjectTapestryen
dc.subjectTextilesen
dc.subjectTextile industryen
dc.subjectConsumersen
dc.titleParis, Arras et la Cour : Les tapissiers de Philippe le Hardi et Jean sans Peur. 1363-1419en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalRevue du Norden
dc.date.accepted2000-01-01en
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