21 novembre 2010

A French allegorical tapestry. Paris, mid-17th century

A French allegorical tapestry. Paris, mid-17th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Woven in silks and wools, depicting 'March' from the series 'Les Mois de Lucas', with fishermen in a river by a town, courtly-dressed figures walking across a bridge, within an elaborate border decorated with putti and birds between floral garlands, centred to all four sides with medallions and to the angles with the mask of Venus within a stylised shell, within a blue outer slip; 10 ft. 3 in. x 8 ft. 5 in. (312 cm. x 258 cm.) - -... [Lire la suite]
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