12 February 1999
A MARCHE GAME-PARK TAPESTRY
Second half 16th Century
Woven in wools, depicting a bull hunt, with numerous hunters on horse back pursuing bulls and tying ropes to their horns, the background with hunters on foot holding a bull, within a foliate and fruiting border with birds and a rabbit, within a later brown outer slip, reweaving and patching
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A very similar bull hunt scene with nearly identical figures to the foreground but variations to the background is illustrated in J. Boccara, Ames de Laine et de Soie, Saint-Just-en-Chausse, 1988, p. 188.
The measurements are: 8 ft. 3 in. x 9 ft. 2 in. (251 cm. x 280 cm.).
We go inside the foundation created 40 years ago by the printing entrepreneur and collector Daniel Terra
A blockbuster exhibition of the Netherlandish Old Master’s works will be like nothing seen before, or ever likely to be staged again