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The Netherlands and Spain in Battle at Sea

Gwen Roginsky, Associate Publisher and General Manager, Editorial Department

Posted: Thursday, May 8, 2014

Zeeland tapestries, Zeeuws Museum, Middleburg, The Netherlands

Detail views of the Zeeland tapestries, on view at the Zeeuws Museum, Middleburg, The Netherlands. Photograph by Gwen Roginsky

«Marjan Ruiter, director of the Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg, welcomed us with a short presentation over coffee and pastry, after which we were given a private viewing of the extraordinary Zeeland tapestries. Although one of these tapestries was previously on loan to the Met during the 2007 exhibition Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor, our group was able to see all six tapestries that were created as a series around 1600 to commemorate the battles at sea between the Netherlands and Spain. The complexity and artistry of these tapestries are amazing, as you can see in the details shown here.»

Zeeland tapestries, Zeeuws Museum, Middelburg, The Netherlands

Detail view of the Zeeland tapestries, on view at the Zeeuws Museum, Middleburg, The Netherlands. Photograph by Gwen Roginsky

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Comments

  • Brian R Lemaire says:

    Vibrant. Thank you for posting these treasures. So interesting the way styles have changed.

    Posted: May 19, 2014, 10:35 p.m.

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