The collection of Baroness Cassel van Doorn (auction Galerie Charpentier, 30 May 1956, lots 126-127) included two tapestries illustrating falcon hunting, attributed to Tournai circa 1520, from the collection of the Marquis du Toulgouet in Vierzon, Orleans, region.
The theme of falcon hunting is sometimes mixed with sheep herding. Indeed, the draftsman had to vary the drawings fairly freely around a central theme by juxtaposing other subjects to the original design. This is the case for the tapestries from the Corcoran Gallery, whose provenance is the William Clark collection. In 1928, they were attributed to Arras and regarded as depicting the Duke of Burgundy's hunts. Nowadays, they are published by F. Joubert and A.S. Cavallo without this precision and are simply catalogued as south Low Countries work during the early 16th century.
Another similar tapestry depicts a deer hunt and is reproduced in H.Göbel's written work (op.cit., Vol II pl 245) as part of the Seligmann collection.
The Cluny Museum in Paris possesses a tapestry representing a crossbow and falcon hunt (CL. 22857), a theme also employed in a wall hanging kept in Karlsruhe Palace at the Badisches Landesmuseum (Inv. 65/91).
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