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LUCIANO COEN

ANTIQUE RUGS

AND TAPESTRIES

Via Margutta 63 - 65 Rome 00187

Phone: +39 06.320.7604/06.320.7730

Email: lcoen@lucianocoen.com

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LUCIANO COEN

ANTIQUE RUGS

AND TAPESTRIES

Via Margutta 63 - 65 Rome 00187

Phone: +39 06.320.7604/06.320.7730

Email: lcoen@lucianocoen.com

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Size: 2,66 H x 1,24 W – 8’7” H x 4’0” W

Age: last quarter of XVI century - beginning of XVII century. Around 1600.

Materials: wool and silk.

Condition: fairly good even if we have to consider that the tapestry is a fragment of a bigger piece.The outside blue edging is later.


The piece belongs to the family of the so called “Game Parks”, tapestries depicting the entertainment of the court within the castle’s garden.


Among the amusements of noble people, hunt is the recreation by excellence and the subject is often depicted as a pleasant and joyful recreation.
In the last quarter of XVI century the hunting scenes were famous for the engravings by Philippe Galle after the drawings of the Giovanni Stradano. Published in Antwerp in 1578 with the name of “Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium, Pugnae Bestiarum et Mutae Bestiarum” these engravings were probably an inspiration for the cartoon of our tapestry.


In the foreground the scene depicts two huntsmen holding a stick and flanked by dogs. In the middle of the field we find a man riding a horse, another one standing and a lady. In the background there is the noble mansion. At the centre of the rich top border we find a winged putto.


The Audenarde manufacture made of “Game Parks” a specialisation even if this family of tapestries were woven also in Enghien, Brussels and Antwerp.
In absence of marks or signatures the tapestry is attributed to Audenarde for the general scheme and typical colours. Even if we know tapestries from Audenarde since XIV century
, the official beginning of the production is considered the Act of Saint Barbara, that, in 1441, gave laws and regulation to all different weavers.

 

FLANDERS - Audenarde

Game Park tapestry, “The Boar Hunt”

 

Associazione Antiquari d'Italia

 

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