Dom Robert, French (1907-1997) Les Enfants de Lumiere (Children of Light) 1967
Dom Robert, French (1907-1997) Les Enfants de Lumiere (Children of Light) 1967 Tapestry, consisting of over forty colors, and depicting birds and fish amid vibrant foliage, signed and dated lower left. 11'6" x 16'7"
Other Notes: Robert was a native of Nieul-l'Espoir in Southwest France. He studied at Portiers and later entered the National College of Decorative Arts. In 1930, Robert entered the Abbey of En Calcat and was later ordained a Benedictine.
This tapestry is in excellent condition. There is no visible fading or imperfections.
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