Réf : 72948
16th century Flemish tapestry - The Whaling
Series of "Grotesques de la couronne"
Flanders - Brussels
Workshop of Cornelis and Jan Mattens
Cartoon attributed to Giulio Romano
Late 16th century
Woven in silks and wools
13'7.3'' x 18'0.5''
Mark of the workshop in the outer slip
Woven by Cornelis and Jan Mattens in the late 16th century, this piece shows in its center a medallion depicting an exceptional scene of whaling. Two smallest medallions shows scenes in greyness : the roman charity on the upper part and Aeneas carrying Anchise in the lower part. On both sides of the central scene two allegories of Music and Poetry are standing [...]