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Coq une de Mai: T.11-1997

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 10 (Octagon)


Coq une de Mai
Translated as: First of May cockerel


Designer: Robert, Dom
Atelier: Goubely-Gatien, Suzanne




Tapestry; cotton warp and wool weft. Centrally placed cockerel surrounded by stylized meadow flowers-poppy, plantain, thistle, etc.- with a butterfly or moth. Bright polychrome design on a ground shading from dark to light green.


History note: Purchased from the Goubely Atelier, Aubusson

Legal notes

Given through the American Friends of Cambridge University

Measurements and weight

Height: 94.5 cm
Width: 136 cm

Relative size of this object

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Place(s) associated

  • Aubusson ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1997-12-05) by Woodbridge, George, Mr & Mrs


Mid 20th century
Circa 1950 CE - Circa 1960 CE


Dom Robert's full name was Robert Guy de Chaugnac-Lanzac

Components of the work

Woven composed of wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Tapestry; cotton warp and wool weft.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Also a small woven extension at lower left, turned to reverse with 2/6 woven into it (tapestry number)

  • Text: Tapisserie executé en basse lisse dans les atelierssuzanne Goubely- Aubusson. titre Coq une de Mai no.2/6/carton de: dom robert/dimensions: H 1.06 L 1.40/'.
  • Location: On the reverse
  • Type: Label

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.11-1997
Primary reference Number: 110545
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 November 2018 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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