The 'Hunts' series was first designed between 1723 and 1725 and woven at the Fábrica de Tapices de la Casa de Santa Bárbara. The first set was woven with the arms and for Philip V for the Palacio de San Ildefonso by Jacobo van der Goten the Elder in 1723. A tapestry of identical design and very similar borders to the offered lot woven by Jacobo and Francisco van der Goten is in the Palacio de el Prado in Madrid and is illustrated in C. Herrero Carretero, Catálogo de Tapices del Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid, 2000, vol. III, cat. 27, pp. 82-83.
Jacob van der Goten (d. 1724) was called to Spain by Philip V and arrived in 1720 after an incarceration for leaving Antwerp. He and his five sons established the tapestry workshop which was taken over by his eldest son Francisco van der Goten (d. 1774) upon his death. Most of the tapestry production was for the Royal household and largely retained by them. (D. Heinz, Europäische Tapisseriekunst des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, 1995, pp. 338-339)