A FLEMISH (OUDENAARDE) HISTORICAL TAPESTRY OF A BATTLE SCENE, FROM THE 'ALEXANDER THE GREAT' SERIES   CIRCA 1580-1600
 A FLEMISH (OUDENAARDE) HISTORICAL TAPESTRY OF A BATTLE SCENE, FROM THE 'ALEXANDER THE GREAT' SERIES   CIRCA 1580-1600
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Property from a Private Collection

A FLEMISH (OUDENAARDE) HISTORICAL TAPESTRY OF A BATTLE SCENE, FROM THE 'ALEXANDER THE GREAT' SERIES CIRCA 1580-1600

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection

A FLEMISH (OUDENAARDE) HISTORICAL TAPESTRY OF A BATTLE SCENE, FROM THE 'ALEXANDER THE GREAT' SERIES CIRCA 1580-1600

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Sold:18,750USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private Collection

A FLEMISH (OUDENAARDE) HISTORICAL TAPESTRY OF A BATTLE SCENE, FROM THE 'ALEXANDER THE GREAT' SERIES

CIRCA 1580-1600


12 ft. 10¾ in. by 12 ft. 5½ in.; 3.93 m. by 3.8 m.

Condition Report

Lined with velcro. Slightly reduced. Fading. Restorations throughout including some in border and an expertly rewoven area in horse's head on left. Some later selvage. Some splits throughout. Tapestry is more golden overall with more green in the ground than in the catalogue image.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

For an identical border design and related inner panel, from the Story of Alexander the Great, who fought the Persian King Darius c. 332 B.C., see Ingred De Meûter and Martine Vanwelden, Oudenaardse Wandtapijten van de 16de tot de 18de eeuw, Tietl, 1999, pp. 172-5. 


The town hall of Oudenaarde houses three tapestries from the 'Alexander the Great' series, including: Alexander before the high priest, Alexander presented with with a crown, and the Army Camp at the River Granikos

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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