For a very similar tapestry design, of wider proportions, circa 1550-1560, with the Oudenaarde town mark, in the Art Institute of Chicago (Inv. 1926.762, approximately 268 by 457cm), see de Meuter, Ingrid, Tapisseries d’Audenarde du XVI au XVIII Siècle, 1999, p.126, fig.2
For a comparable tapestry at auction, Enghien or Grammont, circa 1550-1560, with a similar balustrade curving from the front foreground up to the sides and supporting a bird and the unusual two small figures, flanking the same central plant, see Sotheby’s, London, A Tale of Two Cities: Venice and Dresden Two Private Collections, 9 June, 2015, lot 136 (approximately 344 by 395cm). Another similar tapestry, of only the right hand side, with half the central plant visible on the left side of the composition, see Sotheby's, New York, 12th December 1993, lot 252 and similar tapestry, Drouot-Richelieu, Piasa, Paris, 2 December 2004, lot 238.
Bennett, Anna, Five Centuries of Tapestry, The Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, 1992, pp.134-135, cat.no.34, for a Large-Leaf Verdure, Flemish, possibly Grammont, 1550-1560. Cavallo, Adolph, Medieval Tapestries in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993, pp.600-607, No.52, a&b, for two Thickets with large-leaves, flowers, animals, and architectural balustrades. Delmarcel, Guy, Flemish Tapestries, London, 1999, pp.191-194, for discussion of Oudenaarde tapestries including large leaf verdures, & p.191, for the similar large leaf tapestry from The Art Institute of Chicago. Delmcarcel, Guy, Tapisseries Anciennes d’Enghien, Mons, 1980, pp.26-49, including verdures with birds, of finer weave, with the Enghien mark. Hartkamp-Jonxis, Ebeltje and Smith, Hillie, European Tapestries in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 2004, pp.83-84, cat.23, for a Giant-Leaf Verdure with birds and snails, Southern Netherlands, circa 1550-1575. Meuter, de, Ingrid, Tapisseries d’Audenarde du XVI au XVIII Siècle, 1999, Relevé des Thèmes iconographiques, p.126, figs.2&3, for comparable tapestries.
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