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    Sale 7623

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 563

    A FLEMISH PASTORAL 'TENIERS' TAPESTRY

    BY JODOCUS DE VOS, BRUSSELS, EARLY 18TH CENTURY, AFTER DAVID TENIERS THE YOUNGER

    Price Realised  

    A FLEMISH PASTORAL 'TENIERS' TAPESTRY
    BY JODOCUS DE VOS, BRUSSELS, EARLY 18TH CENTURY, AFTER DAVID TENIERS THE YOUNGER
    Woven in wools and silks, depicting 'The Gypsy Fortune Teller' with a resting peasant family in a wooded landscape, a town beyond, within a simulated scrolling foliate and egg-and-dart picture frame border, centred to the sides by musical trophies and decorated to the corners with foliate and stylised shell clasps, with Brussels townmark and weaver's signature 'I.DE.VOS', limited areas of reweaving, with restoration cuts to the angles, possibly reduced in size along the top border
    11 ft. 4 in. x 9 ft. 5 in. (344 cm. x 287 cm.)


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    The workshop of de Vos was founded by his father Marcus in the mid-17th Century and flourished rapidly. At its height, in the early 18th century, the workshop was the largest tapestry atelier of Brussels and was by then under the directorship of Jodocus, who received his privileges in 1705.

    A further 'Teniers' tapestry by Jodocus de Vos depicting The Erection of the Maypole with identical borders is in the collection of Prince de Ligne and illustrated in G. Delmarcel, Flemish Tapestry, Tielt, 1999, p. 354, fig. 13.5.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY