Max Rollitt

Late-17th Century Mythological Soho Tapestry, after designs by Francis Cleyn

£38,000.00

Max Rollitt antique mythological Soho tapestry
Max Rollitt antique mythological Soho tapestry
Max Rollitt antique mythological Soho tapestry
Max Rollitt antique mythological Soho tapestry
Max Rollitt antique mythological Soho tapestry
Max Rollitt antique mythological Soho tapestry
Max Rollitt antique mythological Soho tapestry

Late-17th Century Mythological Soho Tapestry, after designs by Francis Cleyn

Originally one of seven panels illustrating 'The Story of Hero and Leander', this late-seventeenth century English tapestry depicts the young Leander swimming the Hellespont to meet Hero upon the shore. Flanked with floral borders, the top with floral garlanded swag decoration.

Francis Cleyn (1582-1658) first supplied the designs for 'The Story of Hero and Leander' to the Mortlake manufactory in the late 1630s. They were used there throughout the seventeenth century and then later reproduced by private workshops in Soho and Lambeth.

Provenance: Browsholme Hall, Forest of Bowland, Lancashire

SKU: A00574

£38,000.00

SKU: A00574

Dimensions

  • Width 305 cm
  • Height 241 cm
Max Rollitt antique mythological Soho tapestry

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