Galleries with animals or Gallery of espaliers (10)

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Galleries with animals or Gallery of espaliers (10)

This tapestry, the tenth, is almost identical to the second in the same series. The climbing gourds grow up the espaliers in a tripartite pergola covered by a wooden structure.

Golden columns

A tripartite pergola, held up by four pairs of Corinthian columns with gilded bases and capitals, supports the wooden structure which the climbing gourds wind their way up.

Bouquets of flowers

Inside the pergola, three majestic bouquets of flowers are on display. A huge variety of flowers can be identified, and the bouquets are placed in three vases which are made to look like richly decorated bronze.

Animals and landscapes

In the foreground we can see a range of animals: a cock, a parrot, a heron, a feline and also a rabbit, thus differing from the second tapestry. Behind the pergola, we can make out gardens and landscapes, in which we find a pair of children running and a hunter.

Series Galleries with animals or Galleries of espaliers

Tenth tapestry of the series

Model Unknown

Manufacture Unknown workshop, seventeenth century

Fabric Silk and wool

Size 303 x 455 cm

Location Royal Palace of Aranjuez

On display Ballroom

Origin Unknown

National Heritage Series 67


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