Royal Mortlake Workshop, Vulcan Cast Down. From the series “Vulcan and Venus”. Woven by Philip de Maecht, c. 1620. Hand woven with coloured wools and silks and golds and silver threads, 5.59m width x 4.62m height (18ft 4in x 15ft 2in). Weaver and manufactory marks England. S Franses Ltd© 2019 London Art Week

Tapestries owned or commissioned by Charles I and other smaller textiles of the period, including the lost tapestry of "Vulcan Cast Down." The other tapestries from this set are in The Tapestry Room, St James's Palace and in the Victoria and Albert Museum. This is probably the greatest English tapestry in private hands. This will be the first opportunity to see this tapestry since it was exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, during the First World War.


After Designs by Perino del Vaga and Francis Cleyn, Mortlake, England, Dido and Aeneas: A newly discovered tapestry from a major lost series of Mortlake tapestries: “The Voyages of Aeneas Navitatione d’Enea”, c. 1640s. Hand woven with coloured wools and silks, 4.62m width x 3.43m height 15ft 2in x 11ft 3in, S Franses Ltd© 2019 London Art Week.

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