17th century Portuguese azulejos


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Panel of polychrome tiles from the 17th century depicting a hunt for the elephant. The scenes of hunting in tiles are typical iconography of the walls of the palaces and noble houses in Portugal. The series of engravings “Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium” by Carel Van Mallery and Jan der Straet, published in 1596, Antwerp or António Tempesta in 1598 were models freely applied by tile painters in a free way. The action unfolds in an exotic environment, probably Africa or India in a scene that today would be called safari. The composition has two planes one near and another far where more hunters harness another animal. This panel is possible to date of 1671-1672 by comparison to the panels of the Palace of the Border (gallery of the arts), with the same type style and painting, with cobalt blue painted on white with notes of shadows and contours to manganese. The Palace was completed in 1678 as described by the visit of Prince D. Pedro.

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17th century and older
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112H x 154W x 5D
Dimensions (inch):
44,09H x 60,63W x 1,97D
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