• Tapestry: a Rider on a White Horse

    Technique:
    tapestry weaving
    Dimensions:
    247x193 cm

Tapestry: a Rider on a White Horse

Flanders, Brussels, late 16th - early 17th century

The centre of the composition is occupied by a horseman on a white horse, adorned with a laurel wreath and a crown, holding a rod in his left hand. He is accompanied by foot soldiers with a Standard bearing the image of a double-headed eagle. Above the horseman’s head, a staff with an escutcheon in the centre of the laurel wreath is visible. The escutcheon bears the letters"RO". A mountainous landscape with trees and a castle are shown in the middle distance. The wide border depicts allegorical female figures and hunting scenes placed in cartouches and arches. The subject of the tapestry is unknown, nor is the artist of the cardboard designs.

Title:

Tapestry: a Rider on a White Horse

Place of creation:

Material:

Technique:

tapestry weaving

Dimensions:

247x193 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1950; handed over from the Board of Art Exhibitions and Panoramas

Inventory Number:

Т-15419

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