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    Sale 12975

    Noble & Private Collections Part I

    2 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 81

    A BRUSSELS HISTORICAL TAPESTRY DEPICTING ‘EUMENES’ WRESTLING MATCH’ FROM THE SERIES ‘LES HOMMES ILLUSTRES D’APRES PLUTARCHE’

    WOVEN BY URBANUS AND DANIEL IV LEYNIERS AND HENRY II REYDAMS, AFTER DESIGNS BY VICTOR JANSSENS AND AUGUSTIN COPPENS CIRCA 1729-1745

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    A BRUSSELS HISTORICAL TAPESTRY DEPICTING ‘EUMENES’ WRESTLING MATCH’ FROM THE SERIES ‘LES HOMMES ILLUSTRES D’APRES PLUTARCHE’
    Woven by Urbanus and Daniel IV Leyniers and Henry II Reydams, after designs by Victor Janssens and Augustin Coppens circa 1729-1745
    Woven in silks and wools, depicting king Philippus and two officers watching a wrestling match of the young Eumenes and another boy, within a simulated picture frame border, the blue outer slip (partially sewn under) with Brussels town mark and signature ‘L. (?)SD.V.L ET H.R.’
    12 ft. 3 in. x 8 ft. 5 ½ in. (374 x 258 cm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN COLLECTION (LOTS 79-82)