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TAPESTRY, tapestry weave. "Seated nymphs" from the suite Apollo and Daphne. 275 x 302 cm. Atelier de la Chaise, Faubourg St. Germain (1628-1668), Paris.
Tapestry, tapestry weave. "seated nymphs" from the suite apollo and daphne. 275 x 302 cm. atelier de la chaise, faubourg st. germain (1628-1668), paris.
Tapestry, tapestry weave. "seated nymphs" from the suite apollo and daphne. 275 x 302 cm. atelier de la chaise, faubourg st. germain (1628-1668), paris.
Tapestry, tapestry weave. "seated nymphs" from the suite apollo and daphne. 275 x 302 cm. atelier de la chaise, faubourg st. germain (1628-1668), paris.
Tapestry, tapestry weave. "seated nymphs" from the suite apollo and daphne. 275 x 302 cm. atelier de la chaise, faubourg st. germain (1628-1668), paris.
Tapestry, tapestry weave. "seated nymphs" from the suite apollo and daphne. 275 x 302 cm. atelier de la chaise, faubourg st. germain (1628-1668), paris.
Tapestry, tapestry weave. "seated nymphs" from the suite apollo and daphne. 275 x 302 cm. atelier de la chaise, faubourg st. germain (1628-1668), paris.
Tapestry, tapestry weave. "seated nymphs" from the suite apollo and daphne. 275 x 302 cm. atelier de la chaise, faubourg st. germain (1628-1668), paris.
Tapestry, tapestry weave. "seated nymphs" from the suite apollo and daphne. 275 x 302 cm. atelier de la chaise, faubourg st. germain (1628-1668), paris.
Tapestry, tapestry weave. "seated nymphs" from the suite apollo and daphne. 275 x 302 cm. atelier de la chaise, faubourg st. germain (1628-1668), paris.
Tapestry, tapestry weave. "seated nymphs" from the suite apollo and daphne. 275 x 302 cm. atelier de la chaise, faubourg st. germain (1628-1668), paris.
Tapestry, tapestry weave. "seated nymphs" from the suite apollo and daphne. 275 x 302 cm. atelier de la chaise, faubourg st. germain (1628-1668), paris.
Tapestry, tapestry weave. "seated nymphs" from the suite apollo and daphne. 275 x 302 cm. atelier de la chaise, faubourg st. germain (1628-1668), paris.
Tapestry, tapestry weave. "seated nymphs" from the suite apollo and daphne. 275 x 302 cm. atelier de la chaise, faubourg st. germain (1628-1668), paris.

Raphael de la Planche or Sébastien-Francois de la Planche. The suite Apollo and Daphne, a set of four tapestries. After Ovid's Metamorphoses. The composition under the influence of the school of Raphael.

A large polychrome scene with nymphs in a landscape. In the foreground are the seated nymphs, in the background is the hunting Daphne with her dogs. The border has flowers, fruits and a leaf festoon. At the right lower part of the outer border is a fleur-de-lis. Wool and silk. Lined. Restored in 1898 at the Handarbetets Vänner, Stockholm.

Partly worn, slightly dirty, damages, restored, re-woven areas, repairs, some painted areas. Parts of the outer border are later.

Droit de suite: No
Estimate: 

400 000 - 500 000 SEK

42 644 - 53 305 EUR

Hammer price: 
405 000 SEK
Provenance

Previous in the Bonde collections at Hörningsholm, Theleborg, Hesselby and Rome until the sale at Bukowskis in spring 1986 auction 440, # 1191.

Literature

Svenska Slott och Herresäten vid 1900-talets början, Stockholm 1909: Småland, Teleborg, pp 27-32, plate p 31.

Svenska Hem i ord och bilder, åttonde årg., Stockholm 1920: Hesselby slott, pp 1-32, plates pp 19-20 pictured hanging in the dining room.

Böttiger, John: Tapisseries à Figures des XVIe et XVIIe Siècles, Stockholm 1928, Planches 81, Inventaire Descriptif No 85, pp 98-104.

Fogelmarck, Stig: Theleborg på greve Christer Bondes tid, Kronobergsboken 1965, about the suite.

Slott och herresäten i Sverige, Malmö 1971: Småland, Theleborg, pp 219-224, text p 222, plate p 224.

Bukowski's auction catalogue No 440 spring 1986, # 1191, text p 187, colour plate 30.

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