Friday, 6 September 2013
And then one I really like by David Teniers the Younger from the second half of the 1600s.
Hilary mentions a print by Thomas Johnson of 1630 which I have been unable to find for you. I think she means a print sold by Johnson but which was actually engraved by Simon van de Passe (a son of Crispijn) like the Animalium quadrupedum, auium, florum, fructuum ... veræ delineationes in æes [sic] incisæ. A Booke of Beast, Birds, Flowers, etc. [Plates by S. de Passe.] Sold by Thomas Johnson 1630.
And while Hilary thinks the motifs around the panel were copied by the girl from a book of engravings, I rather think that they were drawn and arranged as a total design by a more expert hand for the girl to stitch, possibly under tuition from an experienced needleworker.
Whatever the history, for we cannot be certain, this wonderful panel was valued at between £3,000 - £5,000. Quite a find in your new house!
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 20:00