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DESCRIPTION OF TAPESTRIES

No 773/4866.- A tapestry Ateliers de Paris, gold weave, of the beginning of the 17th century, representing the struggle of Diana (Artemis) and Apollo against the Niobides. Niobe, queen of Phrygia, having had the insolence to compare her fecondity with that of Latone, the Goddess took her revenge in having the 12 children of Niobe killed with arrows on the Sipyle mountain by her children Apollo and Arthemis. The tapestry represents this scene.
This tapestry, which was made about 1630, in the studios of François de la Planche et Marc de Coomans, founders of the "Gobelins" is based on the "Histoire de Diane" in 8 tableaux after Toussaint Dubreuil, and is reproduced page 15 in the petit "Guiffrey"
Comes from the collection of Marnier-Lapostolle.
13' x 16' 9"

No 1343/6366.- A French tapestry of the 15th century.
"Episode of the Life of Hercules".
Hercules, after having finished his time of servitude with Eurystheus, went to Troy accompanied by a chosen band of adventurers, in order to punish Laomedon, King of Troy, for having refused to reward him as promised for slaying the sea-monster. The city was stormed and taken and the king slain.
In the upper left hand corner, another episode of the Life of Hercules: "Hercules delivering Prometheus from the torture of the Vulture to which he was condemned by Jupiter"
Comes from the Chateau d'Anet
11' 6" x 11'.

No 1718/8849.- Four Brussels tapestries beginning of the 18th century, after the cartoons of Van der Meulen (all bearing the arms of Lord Cobham).
1.- Battle in the Wynendael woods. Numerous soldiers and horsemen; in the center, Marshall Lord Cobham on horseback
10' 7" x 29'
2.- The fire of Lille. In the background the town on fire; in the foreground some horsemen
10' 4" x 9' 4"
3.- Horsemen attending to their horses. Horses and horsemen
10' 3 1/2" x 7' 2"
4.- The poisoning of the spy. Horsemen giving the fatal beverage to a young woman
10' 4 1/2" x 7' 3"
Come from the Stowe House, former estate of the Dukes of Buckingham.

No 1794a/8568.- A tapestry, probably Brussels, first half of the 16th century, on a field of fleurettes on black ground, two circular medallions with miniature scene of castles and gardens, and a miniature landscape of a forest, each framed in a formal band of fruits and flowers. Border of fruit and flower garlands. The tapestry is one of a small group in which the Mille fleurs of the Gothic period have been developed into a half conventional decoration. A number of fragments of the type have been found but a complete piece is very rare.
6' 7" x 18'
Comes from the Comtesse de la Roche-Aymon (née de Mérode), Paris.
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