Tapestry: Landscape with Animals

Flemish
mid-17th century
Woven by Hendrick van der Camen (mid-17th century)


Object Place: Enghien, Flanders

Dimensions

403 x 481 cm (158 11/16 x 189 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

69.1043

Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave (wool warp; wool and silk wefts)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

This tapestry is one in a series dealing with landscapes and animals. The setting is a forest with a valley and church in background. A fox with dead cock is in center foreground with other animals around them. Columns form side borders; winged putti with swags of fruit form top, botton borders. Right guard band has town mark of Enghien and mark of merchant-weaver Henderick Vander Camen. Lower guard band has name “HENDERICK VANDER CAMEN.” Repairs in silks throughout.

Provenance

About 1909, Lenygon and Co., London. Ruth Simpkins (Mrs. Bayard) Thayer (b. 1864 - d. 1940), Boston; by descent to her daughter, Mabel Thayer (Mrs. Richard C.) Storey (b. 1908), South Hamilton, MA; 1969, gift of Mrs. Storey to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 11, 1969)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Richard C. Storey in memory of her mother, Mrs. Bayard Thayer