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    Sale 12419

    Noble & Private Collections Part II

    3 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 528

    A FLEMISH PASTORAL TAPESTRY

    BRUSSELS, MID-18TH CENTURY

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    A FLEMISH PASTORAL TAPESTRY
    BRUSSELS, MID-18TH CENTURY
    Woven in silks and wools, depicting a fête champêtre with elegantly dressed figures resting outside a riverside inn, with a bird seller and a village beyond, within a simulated giltwood picture frame border decorated with espagnolette masks
    9 ft. 5 in. x 16 ft. 8 in. (287 cm. x 510 cm.)


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    This tapestry is related to a group depicting fête champêtres, including two sold from the collection of The Earl of Iveagh, Elveden Hall, Thetford, Norfolk, Christie's, 21-24 May 1987, lots 1754 and 1757, which bore the weaver's mark of Pieter van der Borght (d. 1763). Another Brussels weaver recorded to have woven such scenes and stylised picture frame borders was Pieter van der Hecke (d. 1752) (see D. Heinz, Europäische Tapisseriekunst des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, 1994, p. 222).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A VILLA IN TUSCANY (LOTS 86-87, 489 & 528)