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A Belgian mythological tapestry depicting the 'Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne', attributed to the workshop of Jan van der Borcht
circa 1700
the god and goddess seated in a golden chariot drawn by panthers and surrounded by revelers, within a fruiting and flowering border.
height 10ft. 2in.; width 17ft.
(3.1m; 5.18m)
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Catalogue Note

The present composition is taken from a series of eight tapestries designed after paintings by Louis van Schoor and woven by Jan van der Borcht of Brussels around 1700.  A complete, signed set is in the State Collection, Vienna.  The other subjects include Minerva welcomed by the Muses, the Four Seasons Sacrificing to Apollo, Mercury Giving the Infant Bacchus to the Nymphs on Mount Nysa, Venus and Adonis, Flora crowned by the Zephyrus and Cupid, the Death of Eurydice, and Diana and Endymion.

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