Lot 38
  • 38

A Pre-Gobelins Historical tapestry from the story of Coriolanus, after designs by Antoine Caron, from the workshop of Frans Van Den Planken and Marc de Comans first third 17th century, Paris

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  • height 9ft. 10in.; width 13ft. 3in.
  • 2.69m; 4.04m
depicting Coriolanus receiving the civic crown on the steps of a temple, surrounded by soldiers, a seige taking place in the distance before a fortified city. 

Catalogue Note

A related weaving, illustrated in Heinrich Göbel, Wandteppiche, part II, vol. II, Leipzig, 1928, pl. 39, formed part of a series of seventeen hangings telling the story of Coriolanus; the present weaving being the second subject and lot 39 being subjects 14 and 11. A complete set woven with gold thread is preserved in the Garde-meuble.

In 1600, Henry Lerambert executed the cartoons after designs by Laurent Gruyot and Antoine Caron. See M. Maurice Fenaille, État Géneral des Tapisseries de la Manufacture des Gobelins, vol. I, Paris, 1923, pp. 213-218.