26 November 1996
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A FRANCO-FLEMISH MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY
Early 16th Century
Woven in wools and silks, depicting a kneeling nobleman handing a letter to a crowned lady, with further courtly figures behind her and with a young man holding a helmet to the left, with two further courtly figures on horseback and a scene of maidens and courtiers holding swords in the distance, reduced in size, minor reweaving and patching, on a wooden beam
117 in. x 63½ in. (297 cm. x 161 cm.)
Baron Cassel and Baronness Cassel van Doorn, sold Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 9 March 1954, lot 123.
Madame Lépold Dor, L'Ouliveto, Cannes.
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