Tapestry: Verdure with Giant Leaves, probably from a series

Flemish
second half of 16th century


Object Place: Possibly Enghien or Grammont, Flanders

Dimensions

335 x 261 cm (131 7/8 x 102 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

17.599

Medium or Technique

Tapestry weave; wool warp; wool and some silk wefts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

In the extreme foreground, right of center, a small rose bush, flanked by a pair of rabbits, sends blossom-laden branches up into the field. A great acanthus-like plant rises immediately behind the rose bush and fills the area of the field with giant leaves. Two snails and a number of birds with brilliant plumage perch on the giant leaves or on the flower stalks. The border shows rich bouquets of fruits and flowers set into thick laurel ropes, all against a red background.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross, February 15, 1917.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection