Large 18th Century Tapestry



Early 18th Century English Soho workshop tapestry showing Arethusa being chased by Alpheus from chapter 5 of Ovid's Metamorphoses.
circa 1725.

English tapestries of the eighteenth century are commonly known by the generic title of Soho tapestries, which reflects the fact that the most prominent makers lived and worked in Soho, or in areas adjacent to it.

During the eighteenth century the taste for tapestries gradually declined, but in the first half of the century most great houses still had pictorial hangings in at least one of their principal rooms.

H 241cm x W 383cm
H 95" x W 151"