Important tapestry panel from London, Soho... - Lot 101 - FEE - Stanislas Machoïr

Lot 101
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Important tapestry panel from London, Soho... - Lot 101 - FEE - Stanislas Machoïr
Important tapestry panel from London, Soho workshop, early 17th century Dimensions : Height : 240cm ; Width 405cm Technical characteristics : In wool and silk, 7 to 8 threads per cm. (Perfect condition) "The Duck Hunt" This hanging featuring two young people who are engaged in duck hunting. This panel was to be part of a series of hangings having for subject the methods of hunting, as here with the musket, the javelin, the hound (a spaniel). This series was probably one of the first to leave the workshops before they became the Royal Manufactory of Mortlake near London, thus around the year 1600. Historical analysis of the panel The Royal Manufactory of Mortlake in Surrey, England, was founded in 1619 by Sir Francis GRUE under the aegis of King James I. The German Francis Cleyn (Franz Klein) (1582-1658), an illustrious painter and cartonnier of the factory, arrived in England in 1623 with the reputation of being the new Titian. He settled there permanently with his family in 1625 with the protection of Charles I. Succeeding in passing through the civil war and in spite of the loss of the support of the king Charles I°, in spite of the competition of the new workshops of Lambeth, Westminster, and others still, the manufacture subsists as well as badly, until the end of the XVII° century. Taking into account this information, it is obvious that our panel was made before Francis Cleyn came to England. A later series (around 1670) with the same subject was woven with a different border.
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