THIRD QUARTER OF THE 17TH CENTURY
From the Story of Judith offering to save the citizens of Bethulta by sacrificing Holoferns, with Judith before a large scale weighted down by a mask and a large bag, the other scale with a sword and flowers, with the townspeople in distance, within borders woven with blossoming and fruiting baskets alternating with eagles and putti, with lions marks at the angles, the upper central border inscribed JVDITH VIDVA PONDERAT POPVLI VIRTVTES ETVITIA HIS SVPERANTIBSISREAL PVNITVR. and the lower right selvedge
woven with Brussels town mark and the weavers inscription E. LEYNIERS.
Everaert Leyniers, recorded as working in Brussels 1618-1680.
Sothebys Monaco, 23 February 1986,1ot 808 see note to lot 207