SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY,
AFTER CARTOONS BY MICHEL COXIEN
From the Story of Noah and depicting Noah and his Sons with Noah resting under a baldachin, introxicated from the wine given to him by his youngest son, the borders woven with entrelac enclosing blossoming and fruiting urns and birds, the upper central border inscribed NOE.BIBENS.VIBVM.INEBRIATVS EST.ET.NVDAIVS.GENESIS.VI, the lower right selvedge woven with the Brussels townmark.
13ft.4in. X 12ft.8in. (4m X 3m80cm)
Probably Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, The Chapel-Room, Knole, Kent
Thence by descent at Knole until the late 19th century
Sold from the Morgan Collection to French & Co., New York in 1916.
J.Nash, Mansions of England in The Olden Time, 1870, vol. II, pl.XLVI.