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'The Reconciliation of Hannibal and his brother Hasdrubal', A Flemish Classical tapestry, from The Story of Scipio, Brussels workshop, late 16th century, and associated architectural border, 17th century, French, Paris, Faubourg Saint Marcel manufactory
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'The Reconciliation of Hannibal and his brother Hasdrubal', A Flemish Classical tapestry, from The Story of Scipio, Brussels workshop, late 16th century, and associated architectural border, 17th century, French, Paris, Faubourg Saint Marcel manufactory
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'The Reconciliation of Hannibal and his brother Hasdrubal', A Flemish Classical tapestry, from The Story of Scipio, Brussels workshop, late 16th century, and associated architectural border, 17th century, French, Paris, Faubourg Saint Marcel manufactory
woven with armed figures in a landscape, probably depicting the reconciliation of Hannibal, the Carthaginian hero who fought valiantly against the Romans during the Punic Wars, and in particular against the Roman commander Scipio, set on each side of a river within a Carthaginian encampment with elephants in the background, which were associated with the Punic Wars, within a deep four-sided architectural border, from Paris workshop, Faubourg Saint Marcel manufactory, 17th century
approximately 343cm high, 368cm wide; 11ft. 3in., 12ft. 1in.
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Catalogue Note

The classical subject of the Continence of Scipio is inspired by the scene depicted in earlier Flemish weavings of the 16th century, woven in Brussels workshops, examples of which are in Madrid, see Paulina Junquera de Vega and Concha Herrero Carretero, Catalogo de Tapices del Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid, 1986, Vol.I: Siglo XVI. Vol.II: Siglo XVII, Serie 26, Historia de Escipion, Pano IV, p.181, and Serie 27, Pano IV, p.200.

For the identical border type, on a mythological tapestry, depicting The flight of Melinte and Ariane, from the series the Story of Ariane, see Göbel, Heinrich, Wandteppiche, Part, II, II, 1928, abb. 65 (Sotheby’s, Monaco, 3 July 1993, lot 257). For another comparable border type of a pre-Gobelins mythological tapestry from the series of Rinaldo and Armida, after designs by Simon Vouet, workshop of Alexander de Comans (active 1634-1654), 17th century, Paris, with two weaver's marks on lower right selvedge, including that of Alexander de Comans (AC) and RVF, see Sotheby’s, New York, 27 April 2007, lot 12.

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