The Seven Famous Cartons at Hampton Court.The Seven Famous Cartons of Raphael Urbin were drawn at the Command of Pope Leo the 10th as Patterns for Tapestry: They were purchased by K. Charles the first, at the persuasion of Sr. P. Paul Rubens, & brought from Flanders into England... [Latin translation to right.]
Engraved frontispiece to a set of seven reproductive prints after Raphael's tapestry cartoons at Hampton Court; 265 x 355mm. 10½ x 14". One stain spot; centrefold.
The Cartoon Gallery at Hampton Court, with the tapestry cartoons to the walls; above, a portrait of Raphael (1483 - 1520), in an oval held by a putto and draped in a banner supported by other putti; below, the royal coat of arms of George II. This frontispiece accompanied a set issued by John Bowles copying the 1720 series by Simon Gribelin; the series had originally appeared in 1707.
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