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A set of five panels of Soho tapestry

Maker:  Vanderbank, John, The Elder, d.1717


Vanderbank, John, The Elder, d.1717: A set of five panels of Soho tapestry, woven by John Vanderbank at the Soho Tapestry Manufactory with subjects after Teniers, David in running-leaf and bead-and-reel borders mounted with the coat-of-arms of Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford. i) Return from the Harvest. A farmer riding home attended by dancing figures, a cornfield on the left with a hay cart in the distance, 327cm. x 453cm., ii) The Gypsies. A woman milking a cow in a rocky gorge, two women on the right, a fortune teller on the left, 320cm. x 279cm., iii) A Fish Quay Scene. A boy makes fast a boat and a man empties a tub of fish, a group of three men talk, in the background a fortress, 327cm. x 635cm., iv) Scenes outside an Alehouse, Beneath a tree outside an Inn figures drinking and embracing, hurdy-gurdy player and children (without coat-of-arms), 317cm. x 334cm., v) Skating. A winter scene with figures skating, standing in groups by a frozen river, a bridge and windmill in the centre (without coat-of-arms), 319cm. x 606cm.

ID:  10887

Currently kept at: Welbeck Abbey



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