Lot 318 (The Principal Contents of North Mymms Park - Two-Day Sale - DAY TWO, 18th April 2018)
A Brussels tapestry,
mid-18th century, attributed to Pieter and Frans van der Borght, after David Teniers II, depicting a pastoral scene in the foreground with milkmaids at work with the herd, together with a flock of sheep before an extensive Flemish landscape, within a picture frame border, Brussels town mark bottom right,
10ft 5in x 12ft 8in (316 x 385cm)
Literature: H C Marillier, 'Handbook to the Teniers Tapestries', page 51.
A similar tapestry from Wentworth Castle was sold by Christie's, 20 November 1919 and another part-set of four, Sotheby's, 15 July 1938.
Another very similar version by Frans van der Borght, but including the sow and litter to the far right omitted from some examples, was sold Christie's, 6 June 1985, lot 225.
Sold for £10,000
Top edge has horizontal tears, mainly to right hand area.
Many stitched repairs.
Fading colour loss.
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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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