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ANTIQUE RUGS

AND TAPESTRIES

Via Margutta 63 - 65 Rome 00187

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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: m. 2,40 H x 1,90 L - 7’8”H  x 6’2”W.

Age: first half of XVIII century.
After a cartoon of David Tenieres II (Antwerp 1610 – Brussels 1690).


Former German private collection. The piece is published on a volume by the Austrian dealer Adil Besim « Mythos und, Mysitk , Alte und Antike Textilkunst », vol. II.
It is a reduced piece of the type called Tenieres from the Flemish painters David Tenieres the Old and David Tenieres the II (1610-1690) famous in the XVII century for their subjects of daily life scenes. These tapestries represent a turning point compared to previous classical mythological models and they had great success until all XVIII century.
The tapestries “après Tenieres” were born in Brussels in 1676 in the workshops of Jèrome Le Clerc and  Jaques van der Borcht. And the Brussels’s production was after called “Fine Tenieres” to distinguish it from the models woven for example in Lille or Audenarde.


Our piece belongs certainly to Brussels and the subject is the Return from the Harvest. The missing part is possibly not remarkable since Dario Boccara, in its Aimes de laine et de soie 1988 Editions d’art Monelle Hayot, pg 233, publishing a piece from the same subject, reports that some clients originally requested to eliminate the far right part where the cartoon shows a man in the action of urinating.


The entire scene depicts two farmers dancing in front of friends celebrating the harvest.
We can feel the familiar and joyful  atmosphere. Any single individual is depicted with incredible realism and without any allegorical or symbolical meaning. This the key and the reason of the success of The Tenieres tapestries.
The subject of our tapestry is the same as  the one at Schonbrunn palace in Vienna (they have a set of six Tenieres). Fragments or abbreviated versions are to be found at Schloss Thurn und Taxis, Regensburg and at the Cluny Museum in Paris ( H. C. Mariellier, Handbook in the Tenieres Tapestries,1932 Oxford London University Press, pg 50).. 

 

FLANDERS - BRUXELLES

“The Return from the Harvest”

 

Associazione Antiquari d'Italia

 

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