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PROPERTY FROM A NORTHERN EUROPEAN FAMILY COLLECTION

A Flemish Mythological Tapestry, probably Antwerp for the English Export Market, early 18th century second quarter 18th century
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PROPERTY FROM A NORTHERN EUROPEAN FAMILY COLLECTION

A Flemish Mythological Tapestry, probably Antwerp for the English Export Market, early 18th century second quarter 18th century
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A Flemish Mythological Tapestry, probably Antwerp for the English Export Market, early 18th century second quarter 18th century
possibly from The Story of Rinaldo and Armida, depicting Rinaldo and Armida (Tasso: 16:17-23); woven with a resting male and female figure in contemporary 18th century dress, before a table with a large mirror and accessories, set within the formal gardens of the château seen beyond the trees, with elaborate topiary and a fountain centred with a sculpture of Neptune and his chariot, and three small putti dressing up and playing at soldiers flanked by an exuberant rose bush and fruiting apple tree, woven within a red and gold narrow bead-and-reel border, with walnut brown outer selvedge
approximately 207cm. high, 234cm. wide; 6ft. 9in., 7ft. 8in.
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