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    Sale 2172

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Tapestries and Oriental Carpets

    9 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 157

    A FLEMISH PASTORAL ENTRE FENETRE PANEL

    ANTWERP, BY JAN AND JACOB VAN DER GOTEN, LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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    A FLEMISH PASTORAL ENTRE FENETRE PANEL
    ANTWERP, BY JAN AND JACOB VAN DER GOTEN, LATE 17TH EARLY 18TH CENTURY
    Depicting a lady and a maidservant with a footbath, limited areas of reweaving, reduced in size, outer guard borders replaced
    9 ft. 8½ in. (296 cm.) high, 4 ft. 5½ in. (136 cm.) wide


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    Edith Standen attributes this tapestry on the basis of identical borders on a tapestry illustrated in H. Göbel, Wandteppiche, Leipzig, 1923, vol. 2, pl. 165, which is recorded as having been woven by a member of the van der Goten family. Further the fountain and dog are also found in a tapestry depicting the story of Perseus and Andromeda which is a series that the van der Gotens woven in the late 17th early 18th century.

    Jan van der Goten was active in Antwerp from 1670 until after 1700 while his son (?) Jacob who was active in Antwerp until 1720.

    Literature

    E. Standen, Tapestries in the Collection of the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, 'Carnegie Magazine', Pittsburg, December 1981, pp. 14-15.