Lot 1233: A FLEMISH MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY, PROBABLY ANTWERP FOR THE ENGLISH EXPORT MARKET   SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY   |

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October 26, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
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Description: possibly from 'The Story of Rinaldo and Armida', depicting the arrival on the enchanted isle, woven with a woven with a barge with seated male and female figure under a red umbrella, with a black boy guiding the barge towards the shore, where they are greeted by a female figure with an armful of fruit and a small spaniel, all figures in contemporary 18th century dress, set with formal landscaped gardens, and the right of the composition with a château and fountain with dolphin supports, and exuberant flowering foreground plants, with a female figure standing in the background near the fountain, woven within a red and gold narrow bead-and-real border, with walnut brown outer selvedge; with a central repaired vertical old fold line
Dimensions: approximately 199cm. high, 526cm. wide; 6ft. 6in., 17ft. 3in.
Condition Report: This tapestry has been professionally restored and relined in the past. It has a linen lining, attached at edges with herringbone tape. There are old hoops at the top. It is recommended that Velcro should be attached for hanging purposes in the future. The borders are integral to the tapestry. There is a vertical repaired join down the centre of the tapestry, visible on close inspection, and within the composition to the right of the main tree trunk, and the composition does not match up exactly. There are some splits and repairs, and small areas or reweaving. See for example there are minor horizontal splits and weakness in the sky and within the fountain. There are some minor repairs of repair to silk highlights, for example within the clothing. There is some minor oxidisation to the browns, commensurate with age and colour of dye. Despite the vertical join (well executed), the scale of the composition and size of the tapestry make it appealing. This tapestry is generally in good and stable condition. Attractive border. There are some charming details and it has been finely woven. Evocative tapestry from specific period in European tapestry weaving.
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