Flemish, Brussels - Trumpeters , about 1510-1525

Flemish, Brussels

Trumpeters, about 1510-1525

Wool warp (6 yarns per cm); wool and silk wefts, 205.7 x 127 cm (81 x 50 in.) overall

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Accession number

T19s3

Provenance

Created from a patchwork of tapestry fragments, likely as a pendant to the Ladies Conversing with a Gentleman tapestry (museum no. T19s10) of similar size.
The two tapestries were purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner probably for about 1,800 francs from an unknown dealer in Paris on about 2 June 1892, through the exporter Charles H. Rafard and his employee Fernand Robert, Paris.

Marks

Inscribed (scroll): [first word is illegible] ... EIS...ET...IVSTI...ABVVT... [illegible] VT... (the Latin inscription is too fragmentary to interpret)

Bibliography

Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 162. (style of Franco-Flemish, 16th century)
Adolph S. Cavallo. Textiles: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1986), pp. 42-43, no. 7a. (as Flemish, probably Brussels, 1510-1525)


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Commentary

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