Design attributed to Aelst, Pieter van, the younger (active early through mid-16th century). Woven in the workshop of Wilhelm Panemaker
"Christ, draped in the red Resurrection cloak, but assuming the semblance of a gardener by wearing a small red hat and holding a shovel instead of the usual Resurrection staff, stands besides a small fenced garden outside a stone tomb. The Magdalen, with a red cloak over a light blue dress, falls to her knees before Christ. In the background are the three Mary's; one in a blue cloak, the second in a rose cloak, the third in a pale blue cloak. Beyond, against the horizon, are the roofs and towers of the walled city of Emmaus. The ground is gold and yellow; the foliage is light blue or bluegreen with broad yellow high lights. The border has, on a shaded red ground, a rich garland of fruits and flowers in white, yellow and light blue, with touches of red. Detailed description by Dr. Phyllis Ackerman (1893-1977) for Hearst. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Conde De Las Almenas Sale held at American Art Galleries January 15, 1927, lot 427"
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 169, art. #6, Album 12, p. 27