Tapestries of Low Countries Photos

Belgium & the Netherlands have produced historic woven tapestry wall hangings & carpets. While palaces & museums often display historic weavings, the makers & dates are often unavailable or uncertain. This page displays images of tapestries which are identified as being from the Low Countries, but readers are advised to do further research before making attributions.

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Hunters Enter the Woods from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn is Found from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Rabbit detail from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn is Attacked from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Hunters Enter the Woods from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn is Found from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Rabbit detail from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn is Attacked from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.
Unicorn Defends Itself from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn is Slain from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn in Captivity from the Unicorn Tapestry series made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Legend of St. Stephen - body of martyr surrounded by beasts tapestry by circle of Colyn de Coter from Brussels at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.
Unicorn Defends Itself from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn is Slain from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Unicorn in Captivity from the Unicorn Tapestry series (1495-1505) made in The Lowlands at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Legend of St. Stephen - body of martyr surrounded by beasts tapestry (c1500) by circle of Colyn de Coter from Brussels at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.
Hunting tapestry of Noble Life series in millefleur style from southern Low Countries at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Bath tapestry of Noble Life series in millefleur style from southern Low Countries at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Belgian tapestry with allegorical unicorn & monsters in parlor at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Deliverance of St. Peter tapestry from Tournai? at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.
Hunting tapestry of Noble Life series in millefleur style (early 16thC) from southern Low Countries at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Bath tapestry of Noble Life series in millefleur style (early 16thC) from southern Low Countries at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Belgian tapestry with allegorical unicorn & monsters in parlor at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.Deliverance of St. Peter tapestry (1460) from Tournai? at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.
Triumph & Death of Honor tapestry from southern Low Countries over religious carvings at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Lérian & Lauréolle tapestry from Low Countries at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Daniel & Nebuchadnezzar tapestry from Tournai? at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Tapestries over Medieval choir stools at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.
Triumph & Death of Honor tapestry (early 16thC) from southern Low Countries over religious carvings at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Lérian & Lauréolle tapestry (1525-30) from Low Countries at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Daniel & Nebuchadnezzar tapestry (early 16rhC) from Tournai? at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Tapestries over Medieval choir stools at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.
Tapestries & choir stalls in abbey chapel at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Flemish tapestry & chest in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Flemish tapestry depicting family of Darius paying homage to Alexander the Great in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Fragment of Tournai Belgium tapestry depicting epic poem, Song of Roland in kitchen at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.
Tapestries & choir stalls in abbey chapel (15thC) at Cluny Museum. Paris, France.Flemish tapestry (late 16thC) & chest (15thC) in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Flemish tapestry (late 16thC) depicting family of Darius paying homage to Alexander the Great in Drummers' Room of Royal Lodge at Chateau Royal of Amboise. Amboise, France.Fragment of Tournai Belgium tapestry (15C) depicting epic poem, Song of Roland in kitchen at Château de Clos Lucé. Amboise, France.
Guards' room with Flanders tapestries at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.To the Aristolochia tapestry which celebrates discovery of America made in Brussels in Green Study at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.Life of Samson tapestry from Flanders in Catherine de Medici's bedroom at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.Unicorn, griffin & ferocious beasts tapestry by Flemish workshop in Oudenaarde at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.
Guards' room with Flanders tapestries (16thC) at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.To the Aristolochia tapestry which celebrates discovery of America made in Brussels (16thC) in Green Study at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.Life of Samson tapestry from Flanders in Catherine de Medici's bedroom at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.Unicorn, griffin & ferocious beasts tapestry (end 16thC) by Flemish workshop in Oudenaarde at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.
Detail of rabbits on Flemish tapestry from Oudenaarde at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.Tapestry of Perseus & Pegasus from Tournai over Renaissance chest & side-chairs in Catherine de Medici bedroom at Chaumont-Sur-Loire. France.David slaying Goliath Flemish tapestry from Brussels in Salon Vauban at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Forested garden view Flemish tapestry at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Detail of rabbits on Flemish tapestry from Oudenaarde at Chenonceau Chateau. Chenonceau, France.Tapestry of Perseus & Pegasus (late 15thC) from Tournai over Renaissance chest & side-chairs in Catherine de Medici bedroom at Chaumont-Sur-Loire. France.David slaying Goliath Flemish tapestry (16thC) from Brussels in Salon Vauban at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Forested garden view Flemish tapestry (17thC) at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.
Grand gallery with Flemish tapestries at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Detail of Flemish tapestry depicting life in Flanders after drawings by David Teniers in grand gallery at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Detail of Flemish tapestry depicting life in Flanders after drawings by David Teniers in grand gallery at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Gobelin tapestries with story of Moses by Franz & Peter van der Borcht of Brussels framed in wooden panels from ruins of Aachen house at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Grand gallery with Flemish tapestries (18thC) at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Detail of Flemish tapestry (18thC) depicting life in Flanders after drawings by David Teniers in grand gallery at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Detail of Flemish tapestry (18thC) depicting life in Flanders after drawings by David Teniers in grand gallery at Chateau D'Ussé. Ussé, France.Gobelin tapestries with story of Moses by Franz & Peter van der Borcht of Brussels framed in wooden panels from ruins of Aachen house (1734-42) at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Gobelins tapestries from Tournai, Belgium at Musées des Tissus. Lyon, France.Flemish tapestry & portrait over landing of Grand Staircase at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Alexander the Great receiving homage & tribute Flemish tapestry by Karel van Mander at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Detail of Scipio Africanus: Battle of Zama tapestry from Brussels at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Gobelins tapestries (17thC) from Tournai, Belgium at Musées des Tissus. Lyon, France.Flemish tapestry & portrait over landing of Grand Staircase at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Alexander the Great receiving homage & tribute Flemish tapestry (1619) by Karel van Mander at The Breakers. Newport, RI.Detail of Scipio Africanus: Battle of Zama tapestry (late 16th C) from Brussels at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Detail of Scipio Africanus: Battle of Zama tapestry from Brussels at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Flemish tapestry in dining room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Regence Savonnerie four paneled screen with Fable de La Fontaine carpets mounted on panels over sofa with Brussels Tapestry at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Brussels gothic tapestry with courting scenes in Great Hall at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Detail of Scipio Africanus: Battle of Zama tapestry (late 16th C) from Brussels at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Flemish tapestry (1550s) in dining room at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Regence Savonnerie four paneled screen with Fable de La Fontaine carpets mounted on panels (c1720) over sofa with Brussels Tapestry (late 17th C) at Rough Point. Newport, RI.Brussels gothic tapestry with courting scenes (c1510) in Great Hall at Rough Point. Newport, RI.
Flemish tapestry at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Tapestry over sideboard in dining room at Kellie Castle. Pittenweem, Scotland.Flemish tapestry with Europa & the Bull at Kellie Castle. Pittenweem, Scotland.Flemish tapestry shows Alexander the Great in the Hall at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.
Flemish tapestry (17th C) at Mary Queen of Scots House. Jedburgh, Scotland.Tapestry over sideboard in dining room at Kellie Castle. Pittenweem, Scotland.Flemish tapestry (1580) with Europa & the Bull at Kellie Castle. Pittenweem, Scotland.Flemish tapestry (16th C) shows Alexander the Great in the Hall at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.
Alexander the Great Flemish tapestry in the Hall at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.Border detail of Flemish tapestry in the Hall at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.Verdures tapestries woven in Antwerp in White Satin Bedchamber at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland.Flemish tapestry with English Charles II day bed in tapestry bedroom at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.
Alexander the Great Flemish tapestry (16th C) in the Hall at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.Border detail of Flemish tapestry (16th C) in the Hall at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.Verdures (Forest Work) tapestries (late 17thC) woven in Antwerp in White Satin Bedchamber at Hopetoun House. Queensferry, Scotland.Flemish tapestry (c1682) with English Charles II day bed in tapestry bedroom at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.
Flemish tapestry shows Noah & family sacrificing a lamb after the flood in tapestry bedroom at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Detail of Flemish tapestry with Moses & Israelites crossing the Red Sea in tapestry bedroom at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Flemish tapestry shows Moses & Israelites crossing the Red Sea in tapestry bedroom at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Flemish tapestry represents medical science in Tower room at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.
Flemish tapestry (c1682) shows Noah & family sacrificing a lamb after the flood in tapestry bedroom at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Detail of Flemish tapestry (c1682) with Moses & Israelites crossing the Red Sea in tapestry bedroom at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Flemish tapestry (c1682) shows Moses & Israelites crossing the Red Sea in tapestry bedroom at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Flemish tapestry (c1630) represents medical science in Tower room at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.
Flemish tapestry with signs of zodiac in Tower room at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Music Room with Flemish tapestries at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Month of April Flemish tapestry in Music Room at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.
Flemish tapestry (c1630) with signs of zodiac in Tower room at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Music Room with Flemish tapestries at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.Month of April Flemish tapestry (c1525-8) in Music Room at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC.

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