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A English Hunting tapestry
Second half of 17th century, Mortlake
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 18,000 USD
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22
A English Hunting tapestry
Second half of 17th century, Mortlake
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A English Hunting tapestry
Second half of 17th century, Mortlake
two hunters with bows and arrows in the center by a stream, another on the far right, a wooded landscape, a border of flowering swags interspersed with massive scrolling leaves and cartouches flanked by putti holding lyres. 
height 9ft. 11in.; width 13ft. 3in.
3.02m; 4.04m
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Literature

RELATED LITERATURE
M. Swain, Tapestries and Textiles at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the Royal Collection, London, 1988, pp. 12-16.

W.G. Thomson, Tapestry Weaving in England, London & New York, 1914, fig. 49.

Catalogue Note

Compare a set of seven tapestries depicting the Life of Diogenes, produced by Mortlake, with a very similar border incorporating swags and large acanthus leaves, in Thomson and Swain (op.cit.)

Fine French and Continental Furniture including European Works of Art and Tapestries

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