View 1 of Lot 18. A French classical tapestry, 'Portia', from the series illustrious women of Antiquity, Aubusson, second half 17th century, after Isaac Moillon.
View 1 of Lot 18. A French classical tapestry, 'Portia', from the series illustrious women of Antiquity, Aubusson, second half 17th century, after Isaac Moillon.
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A French classical tapestry, 'Portia', from the series illustrious women of Antiquity, Aubusson, second half 17th century, after Isaac Moillon

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

A French classical tapestry, 'Portia', from the series illustrious women of Antiquity, Aubusson, second half 17th century, after Isaac Moillon

A French classical tapestry, 'Portia', from the series illustrious women of Antiquity, Aubusson, second half 17th century, after Isaac Moillon

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

4,788

GBP

A French classical tapestry, 'Portia', from the series illustrious women of Antiquity, Aubusson,

second half 17th century, after Isaac Moillon


woven with Portia and her husband Brutus in a luxuriously decorated interior room setting, within a four-sided floral border

approximately 284cm high, 306cm wide

See Sylvain Laveissière and Nicole de Reyniès, Isaac Moillon (1614-1673). Un peintre du Roi à Aubusson, 2005, pp.292-293, for a comparable weaving in Chateau d’Ansouis (Vaucluse), within a more elaborate border design.