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Hunting Scene with Fantasy Animals by Brussels Manufacture



Important tapestry representing a hunting scene in the woods near a palace. Exotic and fantasy animals such as a unicorn, a griffin and a leopard are at the forefront, and the hunters and the pack at the back of the composition. An architectural border decorated with allegorical figures in the corners, characters and fruits frames the scene. The freshness of the colors makes it possible to identify the scene and the animals represented, from the imaginary of the time inspired by the royal and princely menageries that allowed to see wild animals. Hunting was a seigniorial hobby often represented by Flemish tapesty-makers and intended for a wealthy public. Tapestries were used to richly decorate a house and keep the heat inside a room by diminishing the cold radiation of the stones. It could be quickly and easily disassembled to be transported to another house. From a millefleurs decor at the beginning of the art of tapestry, the weavers have managed to increase the woven surfaces allowing the narrative unfolding of a story (biblical, mythological or literary stories) through hangings, set of tapestries on the same subject.


  • Creator
    Brussels Manufactory (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 127.56 in. (324 cm)Width: 200.79 in. (510 cm)Depth: 0.79 in. (2 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    16th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1695/01stDibs: LU3860316892521

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: PARIS, France
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