Lot 315 (The Principal Contents of North Mymms Park - Two-Day Sale - DAY TWO, 18th April 2018)
A tapestry panel, emblematic of autumn,
late 17th century, Mortlake or Hatton Garden, London, woven with a vineyard scene in verdure tones heightened with red, the grapes being trodden in a large barrel with gatherers coming forward with baskets and pickers on the right, overhung by trees with buildings in a landscape behind,
9ft 2ins high x 8ft 4ins wide (279 x 256cm).
H C Marillier points out that the Mortlake Months, to which this panel belongs, are probably based on the Brussels suite of the Months by Gilles de Leyniers. The Mymms panel was probably part of a double panel representing two months and is very close to the left side of the panel of October from the complete Mortlake Months at Melbury House, Dorset (H C Marillier, 'English Tapestries of the Eighteenth Century', 1930, pl.23).
Provenance: Christie's North Mymms Park, September 1979, lot 491.
Sold for £14,000
Fading, discolouration, some loss of colour, old re-stitched repairs, stitched splits, holes, top strip replaced, with different colour background, patches.
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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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