• Important Early European Furni auction at Christies

    Sale 7764

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture & Tapestries

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 252

    AN ENGLISH MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY

    LAMBETH, FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY, AFTER DESIGNS BY FRANCIS CLEYN

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ENGLISH MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY
    LAMBETH, FIRST HALF 18TH CENTURY, AFTER DESIGNS BY FRANCIS CLEYN
    Woven in wools and silks, depicting Hero with her hands held high in despair over the body of Leander, to the right, Cupid seated on the shore with his redundant bow watching and another maiden on the left of the group praying, the sun and sea in the background and a castle door on the far left, in a later blue and yellow outer slip, reduced in size, minor losses to light silks
    6 ft. 5 in. x 12 ft. 8 in. (195 cm. x 385 cm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN