The Concert Maker: John Vanderbank the Elder (British, active 1689–1717)

ca. 1700

European Art

Not on view

Wool and silk


134 × 207 in. (340.4 × 525.8 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Edward S. Harkness, B.A. 1897

Accession Number



18th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.

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  • Edith A. Standen, "English Tapestries "After the Indian Manner"," Metropolitan Museum Journal 15 (1981), 119–124, 126–131, 138–139
  • Ralph Edwards and Percy MacQuoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture from the Middle Ages to the Late Georgian Period, 2nd rev. ed., 3 vols. (London: Country Life, 1954), 299–300
  • The China Trade and Its Influences, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1941), n.p., (cited as "The Promenade"), fig. 12
  • "Yale Gallery Given Important Tapestries," New Haven Register (June 1, 1932),
  • Mitchell Samuels and Avery Strakosch, "Hang'd with Tapestry," Saturday Evening Post (April 18, 1931), 23, 137–38, 140
  • Margaret T. J. Rowe, "An Important New Tapestry," Bulletin of the Associates in Fine Arts at Yale University vo. 10, no. 1 (November 1931), 1–2, ill
  • William George Thomson, A History of Tapestry from the Earliest Times until the Present Day (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1930), 361–62, ill
  • A.F. Kendrick, "The Yale Tapestries," Old Furniture: A Magazine of Domestic Ornament vol. 2 (October–December 1927), 162–64, 166–167, ill
  • John Walker Harrington, "Yale Tapestries as Textile Treasures," Antiquarian 8 (April 1927), 43–46, ill
  • William Tappan, "The Tapestries of Elihu Yale," International Studio (December 1925), 209–214
  • "Yale Tapestries," Time 4, no. 4 (July 28, 1924), 19
  • George Leland Hunter, Tapestries: Their Origin, History, and Renaissance (New York: John Lane Company, 1912), 146A. M. Johnston, The Coinage of Metapontum part 3 (ANSNNM 164, New York, 1990), pl. 147
  • "Glemham Hall, Suffolk, a Seat of the Earl of Guilford," Country Life (1910), 22, 25, ill
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