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Thetis visits forge of Vulcan [Hephaestus], Image 1

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    Thetis visits forge of Vulcan [Hephaestus], Image 1
  • Variant Title: Thetis getting armor for Achilles from Vulcan, Image 1
  • Author/Creator: Orley, Jan van (Flemish, 1665-1735) (cartoon creator) [draughtsman]
    Borcht, Gaspard van der (Flemish, 1700-d.1742) (workshop) [weaver]
    Borcht, Pierre van der (Flemish, act.1712-d.1763) (workshop) [weaver]
    Borght, Franz van der (Flemish, act.1720-1765) (workshop) [weaver]
  • Creation Date: c. 1740-1742
  • Physical Desc.: Image 1 of 1
  • Notes: Tapestry Dimensions: H 10'8" x W 8'10"
    Tapestry Materials/Techniques: wool & silk
    Culture: Flemish
    Weaving Center: Brussels
    Ownership History: Lord Lucas & Dingwall coll., Wrest Park, England; sold, Christie's (London) 6/18/1913, lot 142; purchased by Bacri Frères. French & Co. purchased from Mrs. B. C. Foy 6/11/1941 [also lists: 5/29/1943]; sold to North Carolina Museum of Art via Jack Linsky 1/30/1956. Mr. & Mrs. Jack Linsky, New York; gift to North Carolina Museum of Art. North Carolina Museum of Art coll.; sold, Sotheby's (New York), 5/26/1992. United States, New York, New York, Sotheby's, May 26, 1992, lot 242.
    Inscriptions: Woven monogram in central field, right: FB
    Vulcan seated at his forge (R, foreground); Thetis accompanied by cherub holding torch (L of center, foreground); Achilles (?) kneels & holds large shield (L, foreground); 4 men forging (R of center, background); trees & rocky cliffs (L, background)
    (BRD) spiraling acanthus leaves around central rod; (UPR BRD) central coat of arms of Maria-Theresa, Empress of Austria
    French & Co. stock sheet in archive, 75273-e [also lists: 42430, 20152]
    Sotheby, European Works of Art (1992), lots 236-244
    Raleigh (NCMA), Paintings (1956), 87, no. 231
    Göbel, Wandteppiche I:1 (1923), 352,353, 399-403
    Crick-Kuntziger, BurlMag 50 (Apr. 1927), 172-183
    Related Works: Panels in set: GCPA 0237814-0237832, 0237834-0237844; another similar set: GCPA 0242673-0242674
  • Form/Genre: Textiles - Tapestries
  • Subject: Mythology
  • Format: Still image
  • ID/Accession Number: 97.P.7; Original DB ID: 1002; Web DB ID: 304856
  • Is Part Of: Study photographs of tapestries
  • See Also: Collection description
  • Held by: The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.
  • Access/Rights: Digital images courtesy of the Getty's Open Content Program.

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