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    Posted 2 months ago

    Bobdirt
    (27 items)

    I bought this at a flea market in Arkansas, I don't know nothing about it the tag said Vintage Chinese Picture but they don't look Chinese more like Great Britain people, seen some on the internet they dated back 1568, what kind of name would this picture be called, they who had knew nothing just glad I took it, any help thanks Bobdirt

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    1. keramikos keramikos, 2 months ago
      Bobdirt, Interesting. :-)

      Yeah, I don't know how anybody would get the idea that this is Chinese, unless it was Chinese-made, because the people depicted sure don't look far-east Asian.

      The subject matter seems to be a tournament. You have the 'important' spectators on an elevated platform in center of the background, with the more ordinary spectators at a slightly lower level, along with some musicians.

      There seems to be a bit of sex segregation among the more ordinary spectators, with the women on the left, and the men on the right.

      Then in the mid-ground, you have two active participants in the tournament, and in the foreground a collection of participants (plus a couple of young pages) either waiting their turn, or resting after their turn. Two of them seem to be looking directly at the viewer.

      Those ruffs worn by some would seem to date the subject matter to the mid-sixteenth century through the mid-seventeenth century:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruff_(clothing)#History
    2. Collectables59 Collectables59, 1 month ago
      Looks very French ??
    3. truthordare truthordare, 1 month ago
      For me the men posing in the front ground look Spanish, 17th century. The whole piece reminds me of an antique tapestry that would have been hung on a wall, with perhaps several others created by the same artist.

      Aubusson is a famous city in France, with a history lasting several centuries of excellent tapestry master craftsmen, a maquette or a cardboard template with the intended design would be made first, and then this would be used to create the large woven textile image.

      Here is a link to more examples:
      https://www.galeriejabert.com/en-gb/collection/TOUTES-LES-TAPISSERIES-c39652083
    4. Bobdirt Bobdirt, 1 month ago
      I wonder who would have done a picture like this, it has no name nowhere

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