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A FLEMISH GAMEPARK TAPESTRY
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A FLEMISH GAMEPARK TAPESTRY

AUDENARDE, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY

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A FLEMISH GAMEPARK TAPESTRY
AUDENARDE, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
Woven in wools and silks, depicting wild animals including wolves and an eagle in a wooded landscape with huntsmen and a vilage in the background, within an elaborate fruiting foliate arcaded border decorated with courtly dressed figures and with a ribbon twist outer slip, numerous areas of reweaving, altered in height, limited lightening in surface colour
10 ft. 8 in. x 7 ft. 10 in. (324 cm. x 237 cm.)
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The borders of this tapestry are virtually identical to various examples that bear the town mark of Audenarde. An example centered by a game-park scene with pergola is in the Administration de la Ville d'Audenarde and also bears an unidentified weaver's mark (I. de Meûter and M. Vanwelden, Tapisseries d'Audenarde du XVIe au XVIIIe siècle, Tielt, 1999, p. 134), and another example tying the group together was sold at Christie's, London, 27 March 1980, lot 129.
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