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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOT 21)

A Brussels Allegorical Tapestry of Earth, after a design by Lodewijk van Schoor, attributed to the workshop of Jan Frans van der Hecke

late 17th century

Estimation
8 00012 000
Lot. Vendu 8,125 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOT 21)

A Brussels Allegorical Tapestry of Earth, after a design by Lodewijk van Schoor, attributed to the workshop of Jan Frans van der Hecke

late 17th century

Estimation
8 00012 000
Lot. Vendu 8,125 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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A Brussels Allegorical Tapestry of Earth, after a design by Lodewijk van Schoor, attributed to the workshop of Jan Frans van der Hecke

late 17th century

woven in wools, silks, and metallic threads, depicting Earth seated next to a globe wearing a garland of flowers, a bouquet at her left, flowering plants in the foreground, drapery and classical architecture behind.


height 9 ft. 1 in.; width 5 ft. 2 in.
277 cm; 157 cm
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Description

See H. Göbel, Wandteppiche, Leipzig, 1923, part 1, vol. 2, no. 307 for a closely related version in the Residenzschloss Würzburg showing the complete Earth and Fire composition.

The present panel is a reduced version of a composition of Earth and Fire from a series of the Elements designed by Lodewijk (Ludwig) van Schoor.  Variations were produced according to patrons' specifications; in the present version Earth is shown before a  classical architectural setting, rather than the landscape background seen in the Würzburg version.  Another version showing just Earth was sold at Christie's London, May 18, 1995, lot 218.

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