An Enthroned King
Tapestry, wool and silk, An Enthroned King, Flemish, possibly Oudenaarde, c. 1600-1625. A king sits enthroned with a man sitting to his right and a man and woman approaching him on the left. There are borders on all four sides with tied ribbons in the corners, oval cartouches at the centre of each side and urns and garlands in between. The tapestry is unlined and there are large sections missing from the outer edges of the borders as well as a hole in the upper right of the main field. This piece has the same borders as no. 494836, ‘A Queen being Crowned’, and no. 494837, 'Fragment with Women and a Soldier', and they are probably part of a set.
Purchased by the National Trust at the Canons Ashby Auction of Dryden Artefacts on the 4.7.1980 with the help of a grant from the Purchase Grant Fund.
Canons Ashby, The Dryden Collection (acquired with the help of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and transferred to The National Trust in 1981)
Makers and roles
Flemish, workshop possibly Oudenaarde, workshop