Alexandre et Louis XIV : tissages de gloire...

.... is the title of the exhibition at the Galerie des Gobelins in Paris showing the 11 tapestries dedicaded to the life of Alexander the Great. It was designed by Le Brun in the years 1660-1673 to glorify Louis XIV.
The exhibition is staged and also shows period furniture. The little box trees refer to the way the series was introduced to Louis XIV in 1677 : hanged on the external façade of the château de Versailles.
It's the first time the whole ensemble is shown since the end of the Ancien Régime.

Mobilier National - Galerie des Gobelins
42, avenue des Gobelins, Paris XIII

The exhibition closes on March 1st.

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