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Mythological tapestry, 1600-50 (wool & silk)

3281644 Mythological tapestry, 1600-50 (wool & silk) by Flemish School, (17th century); 321x402 cm; Private Collection; ( Woven in wools and silks, depicting an episode from The Story of Celadon and AstrA©e with Celadon courting AstrA©e and Celadon being rescued from the river, amidst trees with herds and villages in the background, within a foliate border headed by the armorial shield of the Monestay de Chazeron family, areas of restoration and reweaving especially to the light threads and including a large section to the top left corner and within the borders, now visible as light discolourations
The story of Celadon and AstrA©e is based on the epic work by HonorA©e d'UrfA©, marquis de Valrome and comte de ChA?teauneuf, published between 1601 and 1628. The story narrates the loves of the shepherdess AstrA©e and the shepherd Celadon.
The armorial shield to the centre of the foliate border is that of the Monestay de Chazeron family, and more specifically that of Maximilien Seigneur de Chazeron who married Anne de la Mer.
Maximilien was the son of Gilbert de Monestay, Seigneur de Forges and of Claude de Chazeron, Dame de Chazeron (b.1591), who married in 1611. ); Photo A© Christie's Images; Flemish, out of copyright

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