Tapestries for the Queen of Denmark (Gobelin)
Art in the shared spaces, 1988–2000
The Queen's Tapestries at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen are a gift from the Danish business industry to Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II on her 50th birthday in 1990.
The 11 tapestries are from Le Mobilier National et les Manufactures Nationales de Gobelins et de Beauvais in Paris - commonly referred to as les Gobelins.
The project was funded by a range of Danish companies and foundations as well as the French state. Bjørn Nørgaard painted the full-size sketches - known as cartoons - upon which the tapestries were woven.
Bjørn Nørgaard’s sketches for the Queen’s tapestries are exhibited at KØS Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Køge, Denmark
Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark
Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II
La Manufacture de Beauvais
© Adam Rzepka, Hofmarskallatet