The Prodigal Son
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Given by Baron W. van Pallandt van Eerde
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Napkin of linen damask. With two scenes in point repeat from the parable of the Prodigal Son. In the lower scene, the son takes leave of his father, who holds a bag of money. Houses are in the background flanked by ewers and a jar which belong to the scene above, where the Prodigal sits at a table between woman holding cards. A plaster ceiling with pendant bosses is above them, and over the Prodigal's head hangs a lamp decorated with antlers.
With a border and at each corner are four linked rosettes. Along all four sides is a scroll forming medallions enclosing birds and flowers. Bands of chequerboard edging are broader and on a larger scale at the top and lower edges than at the sides. Mark in fawn thread.
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Length: 38 in, Width: 28 in, Length: 97 cm, Width: 71 cm
Napkin 'The Prodigal Son' of linen damask, Flanders, 1590-1625
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