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    Sale 2105

    European Furniture, Works of Art, and Tapestries: Including Jansen: The Past Reimagined

    7 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 66

    A FLEMISH HISTORICAL TAPESTRY

    BRUSSELS, BY JACOB I GEUBELS, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY

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    A FLEMISH HISTORICAL TAPESTRY
    BRUSSELS, BY JACOB I GEUBELS, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
    With weaver's monogram, minor areas of reweaving
    11 ft. 3 in. (343 cm.) high, 14 ft. 4 in. (437 cm.) wide


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    Jacob I Geubels belongs to a Brussels weaver dynasty founded by Frans, possibly his father, in the 1550s and continued by Jacob II until 1629. Jacob I, with one of the largest workshops in Brussels, often collaborated with Jan II Raes and wove such series as Decius Mus and The Triumph of the Eucharist after Rubens and the Acts of the Apostles after Raphael.

    A tapestry with identical figural compositions to the angles was sold anonymously, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 12-13 October 1962, lot 424.