JAN II RAES
THE DISMISSAL OF THE LICTORS
The tapestry of The Dismissal of the Lictors was made in Brussels between 1616 and 1643 at the manufactory of Jan Raes the Younger after a cartoon by Peter Paul Rubens. Made of wool, silk and gold thread, it is signed on the right-hand side with the monogram of Jan Raes the Younger and also bears the Brussels mark. In addition to this tapestry Prince Johann II von Liechtenstein also acquired four others belonging to a cycle of tapestries based on cartoons by Rubens in Venice in 1870.
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Jan II Raes
The Dismissal of the Lictors, 1616/1643
Wool, silk
height 398 cm, width 359 cm
Weavers mark of Jan II. Raes, city mark of Brussels
Inv.-No. TA17
Provenance: acquired by Prince Johannes II von Liechtenstein round 1870 in Venice
Further works on display
The Consecration of Decius Mus, 1616/1643
Related themes
Rubens in Wien
The Decius Mus Cycle
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