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A BRUSSELS TAPESTRY attributed to Jan Frans van den Hecke and Pieter van den Hecke, after the designs by Lodewijk van Schoor, late 17th early 18th Century, en suite with the preceding lot

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A BRUSSELS TAPESTRY attributed to Jan Frans van den Hecke and Pieter van den Hecke, after the designs by Lodewijk van Schoor, late 17th early 18th Century, en suite with the preceding lot

From the Series of the Elements, woven in wools and silks, of a river goddess seated on a bank with a laurel crown and sceptre resting against an urn overflowing with water, while beyond, Venus and her attendants, borne on a dolphin-drawn shell, emerges from the water, the seascape beyond with numerous ships framed by a tall tree, the borders woven with foliate trails of tulips, carnations, peonies and other flowers within acanthus arabesques, on a brown ground and with parrots to each side, in a brown and rust outer slip, minor restorations and areas of re-weaving
138½in. x 91¾in. (352cm. x 233cm.)

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A related tapestry is recorded in the Museum of Decorative Arts, Zagreb
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