18th century

Dido showing the map of Carthage to Enea

  • Brussels
  • 18th century (c. 1700)
  • Woven
  • Wool and silk
  • 10'1" x 19'0"

Tapestry made in Brussels, mark BB in the right hand low corner.

Signed H. REYDAMS for Henri II REYDAMS.

Dated between the end of the 17th century and 1712. 

Cartoons by Louis Van Schoor for the figures and Lucas Achtschellinck (1626 - 1699) for the landscapes.

This scene depicts Dido showing the maps of Carthage to Enea.