Categories: Tapestries |

A section of the Blue and Silver Tapestries, attributed to John Vanderbank, London, circa 1685.

Venus and Cupid are depicted, with a Latin inscription which translates as: ‘The greatest beauty of Cyprus lies carelessly naked, the fair breasts of whom Love sucks; Which a god having surveyed, suspended in the air, (contributing to the game) scatters roses upon them both.’ 296cm high, 222.5cm wide.

The 1763 Burghley Inventory records: ‘The bedchamber … three pieces of tapestry shades of blue heightened with gold.’


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