Tapestry of Paris, probably Raphaël de la Planche's workshop, rue de la Chaise
17th century, circa 1635
Tapestry that was part of the Story of Diana serie that included 8 subjects
The models (circa 1600) are by Toussaint Dubreuil (circa 1561 -1602).
Niobe having declared that she was superior to Latona who had only two children, whereas she, Niobe, had had several (seven daughters and seven sons). Latona, offended, asked her two children (Apollo and Diana) to avenge her, which the two deities did by using their bows and arrows against Niobe's children. It is this scene which is superbly laid out in the present tapestry.