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A Mortlake ‘Bacchanals’ Tapestry, London 1678-1688.

The Discovery of the Infant Bacchus. The tapestry carries the Mortlake shield; the elaborate borders with the arms of the 5th Earl and Countess of Exeter. 10ft 8in high by 8ft wide.
The 1688 Burghley Inventory records:… “The Bedd Chamr next ye Gallery Roomes….3 peices of ye Baccanells Tapistry hangings” and… “The Wardrobe…. 1 peice of ye Baccanells hangings, Mortlake.”

REFERENCE: TAP03016

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