(b. 1635, Antwerpen, d. 1711, Antwerpen)

Orpheus Playing the Lyre to Hades and Persephone

c. 1685
Tapestry, wool and silk, 299 x 328 cm
Art Institute, Chicago

The subject of the tapestry is taken from Ovid's Metamorphoses. It was woven at the Wauters workshop in Antwerp. The cartoon was designed by Pieter Spierinckx and Peter Ykens.

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