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Adonis and the Sleeping Venus

10ft. 9ins. high by 14ft. 6ins. wide, with weaver’s mark:  John Vanderbanc fecit in Gt Queen Street, cut for door (left),10ft 9in high x 14ft 6in wide.

Literature: Marillier – English Tapestries of the 18th Century, pp.116-118 noting ‘The finest examples are two large panels of the first two subjects at Burghley House’ and illustrating the two cartoons after Albani, plate 44.  John Vanderbank was established in Great Queen Street in 1689 when he took over the arrasworkers rooms there from Thomas Axton.”


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