The Pleasures of the Gods - The Triumph of Flora
From a private collection of Brussels tapestries from the 17th century illustrating stories referred to as ' The Pleasures of the Gods'. From Uran and Daniel III Leyniers workshop, after Jan Van Orley and Aurel Augustin Coppens.
The Triumph of Flora is a Flemish mythological tapestry. The seated figure of Flora, the ancient goddess of Spring and flowers, is surrounded by maidens and flowers. A man in the background carries a spade, an attribute of Spring.
This tapestry is signed 'F.V.D.B', the mark for Jan-Frans Van der Borght and with the Brussels town mark 'BB'.