AN ARABESQUE TAPESTRY ATTRIBUTED TO JOSHUA MORRIS

AN ARABESQUE TAPESTRY ATTRIBUTED TO JOSHUA MORRIS

c. 1725 England

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A silk and wool Soho arabesque tapestry fragment, attributed to Joshua Morris. The dove grey field central floral swag above a cockatoo and basket of flowers, within Greek key and foliate scroll surround in reds, blues, greens and browns.
Originally one of a pair.
Lionel Harris, The Spanish Art Gallery, London
Mrs John E. Rovensky, until sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 22 January 1957 lot 1018.
with French and Co.
Mrs Hamilton Rice, until sold Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 23 October 1965, lot 343.
with Ian Hastie, Grosvenor House Antiques Fair
Private Collection, England.


Further Examples:
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Victoria and Albert Museum, London (No. 1161-1901)
Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire
Victoria and Albert Museum, London (No. 1161-1901)
2 further tapestries in private collections, ex Stansted Park, Stansted Mountfichet, Essex


A.F. Kendrick, 'English Tapestries, Gifts of Lady Wernher and Mr. Otto Beit to the Victoria and Albert Museum', Burlington Magazine, June 1918, p. 217.
A.F. Kendrick, Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Textiles, Catalogue of Tapestries, London, 1924, p. 20.
H.C. Marillier, English Tapestries of the Eighteenth Century, London, 1930, p. 9, plate 3a.
W.G. Thomson, A History of Tapestry from the Earliest Times until the Present Day, London, 1906, rev. ed. 1930, pp. 491 - 2.
H. Göbel, Wandteppiche III. Teil die germanischen und slawischen Länder, Leipzig, 1934, vol. II, p. 196.
G. Wingfield Digby, 'English Tapestries at Burlington House', Burlington Magazine, December 1955, p. 388.
A.S. Cavallo, Tapestries of Europe and of Colonial Peru in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 1967, pp. 166 and 169.
E. Standen, European Post-Medieval Tapestries and Related Hangings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1985, vol. II, p. 727
D. Heinz, Europäische Tapisseriekunst des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts, Vienna, 1995, p. 313.
Dimensions
Height 220.00 cm (86.61 inches)
Width 120.00 cm (47.24 inches)
Stock Code
T3E0224
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