Did you know that some tapestries also bore a weaver’s monogram, the personal signature of the weaver?

On this tapestry you can see the initials of Jan de Buck: ‘J’ and ‘B’. Jan de Buck’s initials were also found on a similar tapestry that is now in the cathedral of the Italian city of Novara. That tapestry’s title also refers to Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.

If you would like to see Jan de Buck’s signature for yourself, then visit the National Bank’s museum before 27 August 2016.