9 October 2013
A FLEMISH HISTORICAL TAPESTRY
BRUSSELS, CIRCA 1630, ATTRIBUTED TO JAN RAES I
Depicting 'Cyrus taking Croesus prisoner and seizing Sardis' from 'The Story of Cyrus the Great', with Croesus flanked by two horsemen, the background with numerous soldiers in a landscape, within a border of fruiting columns with caryatids and parrots, the top with a blue cabochon, the bottom inscribed 'ROBVR.ET.VIS PRVDENTIE.IVNCT OMNIA.SVBERANT', areas of reweaving, cuts to the top of each side border, with town mark BB and partial weaver's monogram
139 in. (353 cm.) high; 157 in. (399 cm.) wide
Almost certainly, The Benjamin Franklin Hotel, Philadelphia.
Philip L. Goodwin.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 3 April 2002, lot 427.
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