T-1001

A 17th Century Flemish Tapestry Titled “Battle in Jerusalem”

Description

Title: “Battle in Jerusalem”

 

Circa 1670

 

Origin: Belgium

 

Depth: 2″
Width: 198″
Height: 120″

 

Condition: Good, minor wear consistent with age and use

 

Material: Hand woven in wool & silk with beautiful details throughout

 

‘Flemish tapestry’ at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries meant primarily Brussels tapestry; the city had become the principal center for tapestry weaving, with a character and technique quite unlike that in other workshops

 

Novel characteristics too were the search for perfection, recognizable in the earliest works attributed, probably rightly, to Brussels, and a bias towards painting

 

Today the design of a tapestry is often traced to a famous painting as in the many representations of the Baptism of Christ