FRANSES AT TEFAF MAASTRICHT 2018

FRANSES will exhibit (Stand no. 261) at TEFAF Maastricht from Saturday 10th March to Sunday 18th March 2018. The Gallery is a first time exhibitor and the only specialist in historic tapestries, carpets and textile art at the fair.           Highlights include a major Delft tapestry by Francois Spiering, woven to […]

FRANSES will exhibit (Stand no. 261) at TEFAF Maastricht from Saturday 10th March to Sunday 18th March 2018. The Gallery is a first time exhibitor and the only specialist in historic tapestries, carpets and textile art at the fair.

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights include a major Delft tapestry by Francois Spiering, woven to commemorate the 1609 Truce between the Dutch Republic and Spain; a recently discovered Upper Rhine Romance Tapestry circa 1480; the Julich-Cleves-Berg Table Carpet; the Balenciaga Carpet – a royal Cuenca carpet commissioned by Charles III;  a Tudor Opus Anglicanum Chasuble made for Edward Bonner, Bishop of London, circa 1535-40; finally perhaps the greatest tapestry portrait, which depicts Sir Benjamin Thompson, the American scientist and intellectual, woven at the Gobelins around 1800.

 

Sir Benjamin Thompson, FRS

A Gobelins Tapestry Portrait, circa 1800

Dimensions: 0.55m x 0.66m  1ft 9.5in x 2ft 2in

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Allegory of Victory:  The Triumph of David and the Israelites over the Philistines – The Triumph of Prince Maurits and the House of Orange over the Spanish Habsburgs.

Delft Tapestry, Northern Netherlands by Francois Spiering 1610

Dimensions: 7.67m x 2.11m   25ft 2in x 6ft 11in

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pairs of Courtly Lovers Pledging Fidelity

A Medieval Basel Tapestry, Upper Rhine, 1470-80

Dimensions: 1.73m x 0.94m  5ft 8in x 3ft 1in