Antique Battle Scene, between 1615 and 1622

  • François Tons, Flemish, 1576 - 1633

Wool and silk

  • Overall: 138 1/2 × 183 1/2 inches (3 m 51.8 cm × 4 m 66.1 cm)

Gift of Mrs. Julian Harris in memory of her mother, Mrs. Henry Stephens

57.146

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Soldiers
  • Tapestry
  • Wool (hair)
  • Silk (fiber)
  • Mountains
  • Flowers (plants)
  • Shields (armor)
  • Weapons
  • Swords
  • Figures (representations)
  • Battle
  • Brussels
  • Horses

Duc d'Avaray (Paris, France); January 22-23, 1915, Duc d'Avaray sale (American Art Association, New York, New York, USA), lot 254; Mrs. Julian Harris (Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA); 1957-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Asselberghs, J.-P. Les Tapisseries Flamandes aux Etats-Unis d'Amerique. Brussels, 1974, p. 25. The Art of Chivalry. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, April-June, 1984, not in cat. Asselberghs, J.-P., Delmarcel, G., and Garcia Calvo, M. "Un tapissier bruxellois actif en Espagne: François Tons," Bulletin des Musees Royaux d'Art et d'Historie, Bruxelles, vol. 56, 1985, p.102. Woven Splendor: Five Centuries of European Tapestry at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., DIA. Detroit, July-Sept 1996, cat. no. 11, pp. 14, 48-9, color repro pp. 46-7, color det. p. 49 (entry by T. Albainy).

François Tons, Antique Battle Scene, between 1615 and 1622, wool and silk. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Mrs. Julian Harris in memory of her mother, Mrs. Henry Stephens, 57.146.