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THE PROPERTY OF HENRY VYNER Esq.
A tapestry woven in coloured wools and silks, depicting Vulcan's forge and a lady, possibly Venus, with buildings beyond the furnace, to the left an extensive landscape with trees, with border on three sides--155in x 78in., Antwerp, 2nd half of 17th century

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A tapestry woven in coloured wools and silks, depicting Vulcan's forge and a lady, possibly Venus, with buildings beyond the furnace, to the left an extensive landscape with trees, with border on three sides--155in x 78in., Antwerp, 2nd half of 17th century
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Provenance
Fountains Hall, Ripon, Yorkshire
The tapestry apparently formed a very early part of the furnishings at Fountains. Built circa 1611 by Sir Stephen Procter, the house was sold twice again before being bought in 1624 by the Messenger family, by whom it was owned until it was united with the Studley Royal estate and the Aislabie family in 1768
The house has not been occupied since 1768 and the tapestry was definitely there before it was purchased in 1923 by the vendor's father. He was a cousin of the last owner, the 2nd Marquess of Ripon
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