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A fine set of four Bacchanalia tapestries depicting playing boys

Maker:  Maker Unknown

Description: 

A fine set of four Bacchanalia tapestries depicting playing boys, in four-sided floral borders incorporating various devices including five square chequer boards, dice, playing cards, kites, etc., probably Soho or Hatton Garden, early 18th century 1. A naked child with a billy goat butting a comic mask fastened to his backside, his playmate falling off the back of the goat, a portico behind, 8ft. 1in. high by 6ft. 1in. wide. 2. Four naked boys carrying a trophy of fruit and accompanied by a leopard with classical ruins and a mountainous landscape beyond, 8ft 1in. high by 6ft. 9in wide, outer side selvages renewed. 3. A naked child climbing up a vine while another above him piddles on a goat, a third child playing pipes on the ground in front, a river landscape behind, 8ft. 1in. high by 6ft.1in. wide. 4. A naked boy carrying a standard followed by another riding on a lion, the second child with a flowing red cloak and blowing a French horn, 8ft. 1in. high by 6ft. 9in. wide, outer side selvages renewed.

ID:  6105

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Northamptonshire

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