A Flemish mythological tapestry, Brussels or Antwerp workshop, circa 1700-1720, possibly from the Story of Diana, after designs by Louis van Schoor and Pieter Spierinckx
A Flemish mythological tapestry, Brussels or Antwerp workshop,
circa 1700-1720, possibly from the Story of Diana, after designs by Louis van Schoor and Pieter Spierinckx
woven with figures in pursuit of a deer in a woodland setting, within a composite (possibly associated) four-sided exuberant floral and fruit filled border, incorporating maritime figures of the demi-god, Triton, in the lower corners, against a tobacco coloured ground
approximately 409cm high, 263cm wide
Tapestry has maintained good colour and overall is in good condition. Borders have been slightly folded (and sown) - this can easily be undone. Composition balanced visually. Striking border type and very decorative tapestry.
Dimensions with borders unfolded: 409 cm high, 263 cm wide
Dimensions with borders folded: 409 cm high, 251 cm wide.
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For discussion of Antwerp tapestries and their respective designers influence on Brussels weavings, see Guy Delmarcel, Flemish Tapestries, 1999, pp.255-265. For further discussion on Brussels and Oudenaarde weavings from the series of Diana, with small figures in a landscape, along with tapestries from Ovid’s Metamorphoses, with comparable compositional balance and a variation of borders of which some are especially elaborate and on a tobacco ground, comparable with the present tapestry, see Ingrid de Meuter and Martine Vanwelden, Tapisseries d’Audenarde du XVIe au XVIIIe siecle, 1999, pp.220-228.