MANDER, Karel van, the Elder
(b. 1548, Meulebeke, d. 1606, Amsterdam)

Oriane Endavours to Perform Feats of Magic in the Garden of Apolidon

Pen and brown ink, brown wash, 272 x 496 mm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

This is a preparatory drawing for a tapestry made for the Delft workshop of François Spiering. The theme of the series of tapestries to which this design belongs is from the late medieval romance Amadis de Gaule.