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An allegorical tapestry, Southern Netherlands, probably Brussels, circa 1510-1520

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Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection

An allegorical tapestry, Southern Netherlands, probably Brussels, circa 1510-1520

An allegorical tapestry, Southern Netherlands, probably Brussels, circa 1510-1520

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot sold:

37,800

GBP

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Property from a Private Collection

An allegorical tapestry, Southern Netherlands, probably Brussels, circa 1510-1520


woven with an unidentified fictional secular or sacred narrative, depicting a crowned queen on her canopied throne and holding a sceptre, and before her a standing figure of a lady with a letter, with other onlooking figures in courtly attire, all within an architectural arch supported by narrow twisted columns, within a four-sided border with alternating compartments with small birds and floral swags on an indigo ground ; border later addition, pictorial panel possibly originally part of a larger narrative tapestry

approximately 259cm high, 228cm wide; 8ft 4in, 7ft 4in.

Lined with panelled linen on the reverse. Velcro across the top edge for hanging purposes. In professionally restored condition. Clean and stable. Colours faded evenly overall, commensurate with age. Good colour balance across the tapestry. Border possibly later. Balanced composition and with a decorative border. Versatile size as not enormous.



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acquired from Galerie Blondeel-DeRoyan, Paris

For an example of a comparable tapestry, with the same compartmentalised border type incorporating the distinctive small birds, and the use within the composition of the architectural columned niche and divides, see a narrative tapestry depicting the Triumph of the Virgin, Brussels, circa 1500 (410cm by 825cm), Burrell Collection, Museums of Glasgow (Acc.No. 46.117).


Comparable literature:

Cleland, Elizabeth and Karafel, Lorraine, Glasgow Museums Tapestries from the Burrell Collection, London and New York, 2017, Catalogue of Tapestries: Part II, Episodes from the Old Testament, the New Testament, Apocrypha and the Lives of the Saints, pp.483-585, No.112. Triumph of the Virgin, Acc.No. 46.117, pp.514-520, figs 1&2.