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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 151

    A FRANCO-FLEMISH LARGE LEAF VERDURE TAPESTRY

    MID-16TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY MARCHE REGION, REDUCED IN SIZE, LACKING BORDER

    Price Realised  

    A FRANCO-FLEMISH LARGE LEAF VERDURE TAPESTRY
    MID-16TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY MARCHE REGION, REDUCED IN SIZE, LACKING BORDER
    Depicting three deer against a verdant ground, later guard borders, extensive reweaving and patched repairs with associated tapestry segments
    6 ft. 7 in. (200 cm.) x 6 ft. 10 in. (208 cm.)


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    D. and P. Chevalier and P.-F. Bertrand attribute tapestries of this group to the workshops of the Marche district in France (Les Tapisseries d'Aubusson et de Felletin, Paris, 1988, pp. 24 - 27) on the basis of some early descriptions in inventories. Interesting comparisons can also be drawn to the more convincingly attributed Marche game-park tapestries illustrating specific hunts with large figures.

    E. Standen on the other hand attributes this type of tapestry more loosely to Flanders or Holland (European Post-Medieval Tapestries and Related Hangings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985, vol. I, cat. 26, pp. 185 - 186).