For other comparables at auction, see a Flemish Wild Park Tapestry, with the Battle of Lapythites and Centaurs (Ovid’s Metamorphoses), Oudenaarde, circa 1600, (approximately 310 by 520cm), Sotheby’s, London, 1 November 2005, lot 64, which is similar in format and design, with forest in the foreground and distant hills in the background. For other comparable auction pieces, within different border types, see two similar tapestries which were sold at Sotheby's, London, 20 May 1994, lot 12, was a very distinctive and important Wild Park Tapestry, Oudeanaarde, circa 1550, by Jacob Benne, with the Oudenaarde town mark and weaver’s mark, (approximately 295 by 505cm) and is similar in size, concept and design, although it included more architectural motifs and figures within the main design, and was in a border with more allegorical figures. Lot 17, A Game Park, Oudenaarde, circa 1600, has the characteristic foreground of wild animals, which in this weaving is centred by a lion attacking a stag, and the background reveals a river and boat, and is flanked by equestrian figures and hounds to one side and further equestrian figures, and two lions, one of which is attacking a centaur with sword and shield, the border type incorporating compartments and more figures than the present weaving.
For comparable variants of the design and border type, from the same period, see I. De Meuter, Tapisseries d’Audenarde du XVI au XVIII Siècle, 1999, pp. 134-141.
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