Mechanical and magnificent reproduction, early 20th century.
This tapestry is now exhibited at the Louvre Museum in Paris. It was woven for Archduke Maximilian, who became Emperor Maximilian II, after the designs of Pieter Cooecke of Aalst and Frans Borremans of Brussels. It represents Maximilian's hunt in the middle of March. It is part of a series of 12 tapestries, showing views of Brussels and the forest of Soignes. We can see a red rider, who is Emperor Charles V. In the background, on the left, the ducal palace, burned down in 1731, and the tower of the town hall. On the right is the church of St. Gudule, currently St. Michael's Cathedral.
"Jacquard stitch tapestry"
Dimensions 2.20 m by 1.35 m
Made at the Manufacture de Malines
- Historischer Wandteppich
- Geschätzter Zeitraum
- Zweite Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts
- Hervorragender Zustand - kaum gebraucht, mit minimalen Altersspuren & Verschleißerscheinungen