拍品 151
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'THE PETITION' (LES PLACETS), A FRENCH CLASSICAL TAPESTRY, FROM THE STORY OF QUEEN ARTEMISIA, AFTER DESIGNS BY ANTOINE CARON (B. 1521, D. 1599), AND CARTOON BY LAURENT GUYOT, FAUBOURG SAINT-MARCEL MANUFACTORY, WORKSHOP OF MARC DE COMANS AND FRANCOIS DE LA PLANCHE, PARIS, FRANCE, CIRCA 1611-1627

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12,000 - 18,000 GBP
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描述

woven in wool and silk, with extensive metal-thread highlights, depicting Queen Artemisia and her son Lygdamis with a delegation of envoys in an architectural colonnaded portico setting with gold applique decorations, Lygdamis is shown as a young boy in classical military attire and a crown, listening to the petitions being read to him by a crouching bearded old man, with Queen Artemisia, dressed in royal robes and a tiara, looks on while being handed a petition by another envoy, and a third envoy with a shovel over his left shoulder gazes towards the queen, and the petitions that have already been heard are scattered on the floor between Lygdamis and the first envoy, while others are kept in a wooden box in the lower left corner, within a four-sided banded border, woven with the workshop mark of the motif of a single berried three leafed laurel sprig, in the right hand vertical selvedge
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