French, 18th Century
11'0" x 10'8" (335 cm x 325 cm)
This hand-woven French Teniers tapestry is made in wools and silks, depicting fishermen at sea, in the foreground the stone landing platform with peasants sorting the fish from the barrels surrounded by merchants and further peasants, one with a donkey, and in the distance a fort with a pair of cannons, a lookout post and a crenellated tower, to the left in the distance a hilly escarpment leading to the sea, further fishing boats, in a lozenge frame border between plain stripes.
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