The Toilet of the Princess Maker: John Vanderbank the Elder (British, active 1689–1717)

ca. 1700

European Art

Not on view

Wool and silk


134 × 154 in. (340.4 × 391.2 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.



Active 1689-1717; woven for Elihu Yale on the loom of the Royal Great Wardrobe in Great Queen St., London; purchased from French &Co. - called Soho Tapestries of Indian Scenes - from Glenham Hall.
  • Edith A. Standen, "Studies in the History of Tapestry, 1520–1790: Some Exotic Subjects," Apollo 114 (July 1981), 46–47, fig. 7
  • Edith A. Standen, "English Tapestries "After the Indian Manner"," Metropolitan Museum Journal 15 (1981), 119–23, 125–28, 134–35, 138–39
  • 2000 Years of Tapestry Weaving, exh. cat. (Hartford, Conn.: Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 1952), 46, 76, no. 108
  • "Yale Gallery Given Important Tapestries," New Haven Register (June 1, 1932),
  • 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
  • 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, 164, 166–67, 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, ill
  • "Yale Tapestries," Time 4, no. 4 (July 28, 1924), 19
  • "Glemham Hall, Suffolk, a Seat of the Earl of Guilford," Country Life (1910), 25
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