Exhibition: History of Alexander - Bilbao Fine Arts Museum

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2006-06-12 • 2006-09-17

History of Alexander

Mogrobejo Hall

The Santander Group’s outstanding collection includes mainly paintings but also sculptures and decorative arts dating from the 16th century to the present day. The tapestries are of special interest as there are some outstanding pieces from the Brussels Manufacture from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, from the Gobelins Manufacture from the 17th and 18th centuries and a tapestry from Beauvais from 1700. For this occasion, we have chosen a tapestry woven from wool and silk around 1575, when the splendour of the Flemish production of tapestries was at its peak. In it can be seen an episode from the well-known History of Alexander, which offers the renaissance view of one of the favourite themes of gothic tapestries.