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Tapestry

Tapestry

  • Place of origin:

    Oudenaarde (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1650-1699 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wool and silk, woven over flax

  • Museum number:

    719-1904

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tapestry woven in coloured wools and silks on flax warps. A scene in a thickly-wooded park. In the middle a gentleman, his wife and their little son are advancing from the right, preceded by three small boys, one of whom is blindfolded. On the extreme left is a flight of stone steps leading to an upper terrace, and on the right is a lion-topped pedestal or fountain, and a pair of leashed hounds. Two parrots are perched amid the foliage.

Place of Origin

Oudenaarde (possibly, made)

Date

ca. 1650-1699 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Wool and silk, woven over flax

Dimensions

Weight: 36 kg, Height: 232.4 cm, Width: 492.8 cm

Object history note

Purchased from George C. Haité, Esq., London

Descriptive line

wool and silk, 1650-1699c., Flemish; Family in a garden, Oudenaarde?

Materials

Wool; Silk; Flax

Techniques

Weaving

Subjects depicted

Parrots; Steps; Humans; Games; Children; Trees

Categories

Tapestry; Interiors; Textiles; Wall coverings

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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