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The Unicorn Surrenders  I  Stephen Linsteadt

The Unicorn Surrenders (Hortus conclusus), oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm, 2023 - $3200

"The Unicorn Surrenders to a Maiden" is one of seven tapestries from "The Unicorn Tapestries" or the "Hunt of the Unicorn" (1495-1505). The tapestries survived the French Revolution. However, "The Unicorn Surrenders" tapestry survived in only two fragments. The hunt takes place within a closed garden, the Hortus conclusus, which has roots in the "Song of Songs".

"A garden enclosed is my sister, my bride; a spring enclosed, a fountain sealed."

"Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his precious fruits."

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