A BRUSSELS MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY OF 'THE TRIUMPH OF FLORA,' PROBABLY WOVEN BY THE WORKSHOP OF JASPER VAN DER BORGHT, AFTER JAN VAN ORLEY AND AUGUSTIN COPPENS CIRCA 1720-1740
Estimate: 18,000 - 22,000 USD
A BRUSSELS MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY OF 'THE TRIUMPH OF FLORA,' PROBABLY WOVEN BY THE WORKSHOP OF JASPER VAN DER BORGHT, AFTER JAN VAN ORLEY AND AUGUSTIN COPPENS
11 ft. 3 in. by 10 ft. 4 in.; 3.43 m. by 3.15 m.
Old lining with loops. Good colors of the whole palette. Silks somewhat dry. Minor restorations throughout. Reduced. Some splits throughout, particularly in sky on the right and in upper border. Upper and lower borders rewoven (high quality). Tapestry is more golden colored in reality compared to catalogue image.
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French & Co., New York
The present weaving is illustrated on The Getty Digital Gateway where it erroneously notes that the composition appears in one of the hangings from the so-called Achilles/Iliad series.
A weaving of the complete extended composition is preserved in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (see Guy Delmarcel, Flemish Tapestry, Belgium, 1999, pp. 326 and 327) and another is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, see Edith Standen, Post-Medieval Tapestries in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. I, 1985, no. 38.