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    Sale 12041

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    27 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 459

    A FLEMISH GAME-PARK HUNTING TAPESTRY

    OUDENAARDE, EARLY 17TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY BY FRANS DE MOOR

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    A FLEMISH GAME-PARK HUNTING TAPESTRY
    OUDENAARDE, EARLY 17TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY BY FRANS DE MOOR
    Woven in silks and wools, possibly from the series 'Diana's Hunts', depicting a boar hunt in an extensive wooded landscape, with a castle and mountains beyond, within a border depicting the four elements with birds and floral swags to the top and fishing scenes to the bottom, the sides further decorated with allegorical figures, localised losses and areas of reweaving
    9 ft. 10 in. x 14 ft. 5 in. (300 x 440 cm.)


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    A closely related tapestry is in the collection of the Eindhoven town hall, depicting a stag hunt and featuring virtually identical borders. Guy Delmarcel (op. cit., p. 281) suggests it might have been part of a set of tapestries depicting 'The Life of Diana' or 'Diana's Hunts' that were exported to France by the Oudenarde weaver and merchand Frans de Moors.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from an Austrian Hunter (lots 457-460)


    Literature

    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    G. Delmarcel, Flemish Tapestry, Tielt & London, 1999, p. 281.