Apollo and the Muses in the Elysian Fields with Helios, the Sun-God, Descending from the Clouds

Apollo and the Muses in the Elysian Fields with Helios, the Sun-God, Descending from the Clouds
Title
Apollo and the Muses in the Elysian Fields with Helios, the Sun-God, Descending from the Clouds
Date 
1700-1725
Medium 
Wool, linen, cotton
Dimensions 
Overall: 159 x 244 in. (403.9 x 619.8 cm)
Description 
Horizontal rectangular wool tapestry lined with dark green cotton, with metal rings across the top to suspend; Greek figures in a landscape with mythological figures (Pan, Satyr, Bacchus, etc.) and angels in the sky; brown and gold acanthus leaf border around all sides.
Credit Line 
The Robert L. Stuart Collection, on permanent loan from the New York Public Library
Object Number 
S-191
Marks 
inscriptions: With Brussels mark and signature "I. DEVOS".
Gallery Label 
The tapestry was part of a series known as "Het Plaisier der Goden" (The Pleasure of the Gods), produced by Judocus de Vos after designs by Jan van Orley (1665-1735) and Augustin Coppens (1668-1740). This example was acquired in Paris in 1881 by New York merchant and art collector Robert L. Stuart. It hung in his mansion at Fifth Avenue and 68th Street and after 1893 was displayed in the Stuart Gallery at the Lenox Library.
Bibliography 
Koenraad Brosens, "Brussels Tapestry Producer Judocus de Vos (1661/62-1734)-New Data and Design Attributions," Studies in the Decorative Arts Journal, 9:2 (Spring-Summer 2002).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group