Lot 305 (The Principal Contents of North Mymms Park - Two-Day Sale - DAY TWO, 18th April 2018)
Lots 305 to 310
THE STORY OF JULIUS CAESAR AND CLEOPATRA
A set of six (part of eight) Brussels historical tapestries, c.1560, all with an unidentified weaver's mark, woven with the history of Caesar. In four-sided floral borders with mythological and allegorical figures; the upper borders with a central mask in a cartouche supported by seated children and the corners with prison scenes, that on the left depicting Roman Charity (Cimon and Pero) and the other, a similar scene, perhaps representing the deeds of 'noble women'; the left side borders with a salamander, a female figure with a shield (perhaps Fortitude), Diana and Endymion resting from the chase, and a bearded sage with a kneeling woman; the right with an ostrich, a female figure holding a golden chain (Temperance or Prudence), Paris, Venus and Cupid, and a woman carrying a bearded warrior; the lower borders with David and Bathsheba.
A Flemish historical tapestry,
The Story of Julius Caesar (1),
probably 16th century, depicting the Enthronement of Caesar and Cleopatra,
11ft 2in high x 8ft x 6in wide (339 x 259)
Provenance: By repute, the Pallavicino Family, by descent to Marchese Serra, Palazzo Verde, Genoa;
from whom purchased by J Pierpont Morgan and gifted to Walter Hayes Burns;
Christie's North Mymms Park, September 1979, lot 508.
Sold for £16,000
Faded colours, blue best survivor.
Many splits, tears, some old sewn repairs, backed.
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The auction details are as follows:
Auction: The Principal Contents of North Mymms Park - Two-Day Sale - DAY TWO, 18th April 2018
To be sold at the Stansted Mountfitchet Auction Rooms
12 April 2018 Private View
13 April 2018 9am - 5pm
14 April 2018 10am - 1pm
15 April 2018 10am - 1pm
16 April 2018 9am - 5pm
17 April 2018 from 9am
18 April 2018 from 9am
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