10 November 2005
AN ANTWERP HISTORICAL TAPESTRY
AFTER JUSTUS VAN EGMONT, ATTRIBUTED TO JAN FRANS CORNELISSEN OR ANNA MARIA WAUTERS, CIRCA 1660-1690
Woven in wools and silks, from the Story of Emperor Otavian Augustus, depicting Augustus and his soldiers (San Simeon), within an architectural border centred to top and bottom by a cabochon in a scrollwork cartouche and flanked by eagles above military trophies and female figures representative of victory and peace, each on a sphere and a vase supported by winged griffons, within a brown outer slip
12 ft. 6 in. x 9 ft. 4 in. (380 cm. x 284 cm.) (12)
By repute, María Cristina, Queen of Spain (1806-1878), thence by descent.
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