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The subject of this tapestry is closely related to the Mortlake and Soho versions of The Months and The Seasons which were woven in England between 1623, when the first set was ordered by Charles I, when Prince of Wales, and the early 18th century. The elaborate borders would, however, indicate that the tapestry must date from the mid-17th century, while the style of the borders is very reminiscent of the tapestries woven in Brussels during the period. However, the use of the bead-and-reel bands enclosing the border is a typical framing-device of Mortlake. It is believed that the Mortlake Months are based on the more famous Months of Lucas, which were designed by a follower of Bernard van Orley in the second quarter 16th century and woven repeatedly in Brussels.