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Mid 17th Century Flemish Tapestry “Neptune pursuing Coronis”

A mid 17th century Large tapestry panel of Oudenaarde tapestry

( Flanders ) in wool an d silk, from L’histoire des Amours des Dieux, representing

Neptune pursuing Coronis.

Based on and inspired by an engraving from a suite of six subjects. It is an early work by the famous engraver Chauveau (year 1640)

The movement of the figures is very simplistic and primitive. The borders with garlands of flower buds in the form of stylized popped diamonds, surrounded by finely drawn ribbons. Restorations and reduced in height , with the bottom border missing.

This tapestry will make a great focal point to most rooms.

From the 15th to the 18th century, but especially in the 16th century, Oudenaarde was known as a centre of tapestry production. The town’s name, meaning “old field”, still lingers on in “outnal”, an obsolete English term for a kind of brown linen thread.


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Mid 17th Century Oudenaarde Flanders


Height: 245cm (96.5 inches)
Width: 298cm (117.3 inches)

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