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.
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
Manufacture Unknown workshop, seventeenth century
Fabric Silk and wool
Size 303 x 455 cm
Location Royal Palace of Aranjuez
On display Ballroom
National Heritage Series 67