ORLEY, Bernaert van
(b. 1491/92, Bruxelles, d. 1542, Bruxelles)

Romulus Offers the Head of Amulius to Numitor

Pen and brown ink, watercolour, 340 x 554 mm
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich

This tapestry design by Van Orley mixes Renaissance architecture and ornament, armor all'antica, and figures and expressions inspired by Dürer's prints. The artist's cursory drawing style, which is especially noticeable in his background figures, echoes the style of some of Jan Gossart's more loosely drawn sheets.