Venus and Vulcan are seen reclining to the left, watching as a number of cupids practise archery, whilst to the right others work the forge, 10ft 7in high by 26ft 9in wide. The tapestry carries the weaver’s mark: John Vanderbanc fecit in Great Queen Street. John Vanderbank’s London workshop was the leading tapestry manufactory in the late 17th Century.
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The Forge of Vulcan: Venus and Vulcan with Cupids, John Vanderbank.