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Flemish Tapestry, "The End of Innocence"
Belgium

Flemish Tapestry, "The End of Innocence"

ca. 1600
the tapestry's origin dates back to the end of the 16th century to possibly the early 17th century, FLANDERS, probably created in the city of Enghien. The particular overall composition that brings together, in the style of the time, lush acanthus leaves or aristolochia called "feuilles de choux" (or cabbage leaves) inhabited by wild animals in the foreground, with a view of the landscape and a village in the background, in accordance with the era the border is composed of fruit, hares and birds. Note the wide variety of species of flora and fauna. The two wild dogs attacking a white, presumably female, horse perhaps acknowledging the theme of lost innocence. In good condition, some minor replacements. structurally sound. having hanging loops and Velcro strip on reverse.
Length: 96.25inHeight: 122.75in
$27,700
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