A 17th CENTURY ROYAL AUBUSSON TAPESTRY, BY ISAAC MOILLON (1614-1673)
'The Banquet of Dido and Aeneas'.
The banquet given by Dido in favour of Aeneas, Tapestry works from Royal Aubusson of Louis XIV of the XVIIth century, according to the models of the painter Isaac Moillon (1614-1673).
In the grand palace of Carthage, the guests of the banquet are installed. To the right Dido, captivated by his charm, after a song by the minstrel, is encircles with the arm the child Cupid, as Aeneas, accompanied with Achate ( being served wine ), tells Dido the story of how Troy was captured, and how he escaped, carrying his father, Anchises, on his back, and leading his son, Ascanius. Tapestry encircled with a rich border with decor of garlands of flowers.
Signed down to the right “ A Fleurs de Lys B ” meaning Royal factory of Aubusson.
286 x 375 cm
Bibliography: Tapestry represented by Mrs Nicole de Reyniès in her work on Isaac Moillon « a painter
of the King in Aubusson » page 210, 211.
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