• 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 a rider on a white horse wearing a laurel wreath and a crown with a commander’s baton in his left hand. He is accompanied by foot soldiers carrying a banner on which a white double-headed eagle is depicted. Above the horseman’s head we can also see a pole surmounted by a shield in the centre of a laurel wreath. The shield carries the letters RO. Further back there is a mountainous landscape with villages and a castle. The broad border contains allegorical female figures and hunting scenes placed in cartouches and arches. The subject of this tapestry has not been determined. Neither has the artist who made the cartoons.

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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