LATE 17TH CENTURY FLEMISH MYTHOLOGICAL TAPESTRY ‘CEPHALUS AND PROCRIS’ 17th century tapestry depicting Cephalus and Procris as told in book seven of Ovid’s Metamorphosis. Cephalus is pictured in the centre of the tapestry dressed in hunting costume and holding an arrow. He is seated in a thickly wooded landscape with a town in the distance. Procris his wife is visible in the right hand corner peeping out from some trees. The whole tapestry surrounded by a richly decorated border with flowers and
A LATE 17TH CENTURY AUBUSSON HISTORICAL TAPESTRY, AFTER CHARLES LE BRUN, DEPICTING ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE BATTLE OF GRANICUS Woven in silks and wools depicting Alexander the Great in the midst of battle crossing the Granicus river , surrounded by soldiers and other horsers, within a border decorated with flowers, masks and medallions. Reduced in size. France, end of the 17th century. Backed in linen with old restorations throughout and restoration to the border. HEIGHT: 288 cm (9’5″) WIDTH:
Rendered in a charming Aubusson style common in France during the 17th and 18th centuries, this vintage tapestry is made from a luxe combination of wool and silk fibers that form a serene country scene in soft shades of cream, green and beige. Curated by Jon Erin, it adds a unique heirloom look to any traditional décor.
This tapestry is a lavish, action-packed, and vibrant tapestry that was made in Flanders during the beginning of 17th Century. The brightly-colored battling animals in the foreground and clusters of human hunters, soldiers and hunting hounds in the mid-ground relate it to the Flemish tapestry-making center of Oudenaarde.