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tapestry with country scene
  • David Teniers II
    born: Antwerp, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium) ; died: Brussels, Southern Netherlands (present-day Belgium)
  • tapestry with country scene, 1600s or early 1700s
  • Where object was made: Brussels, Brabant (present-day Belgium)
  • wool, weaving
  • Object Height/Width: 231.1 x 185.4 cm
    Object Height/Width: 91 x 73 in
  • Gift in memory of Mrs. E. Shields by Richard T. Shields and Caroline Shields Walker
  • Not on display
  • 1958.0116
Label Text

Figures in a landscape. There is a full length male figure on a horse, seen from behind in the lower left corner. He is wearing a belt around his waist with a sword and a hat. He is on a curved piece of grass, beside a tree. The tree extends from lower right to top center. There is a group of figures with three horses, three male figures, cows, and sheep to the left of the equestrian figure. Each of the male figures is holding the reigns of a horse and leading it. There is a building with a pointed roof in the top left quadrant. In the top right quadrant, the middle ground shows a full length figure and cattle on sloping hills with buildings and trees in the background. The horizon line a little less than halfway down from the top. There are two borders on all four sides that are solid bands of color.