The gobelin series recounts the history of Denmark and the world, including the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Absolute Monarchy, the Reformation, World War II, the Present and even the Future
The Viking Age, 1991–97
Early Middel Ages, 1990–93
Late Middle Ages, 1990–95
The Reformation, 1989–97
Aristocratic Rule, 1990–98
Early Absolute Monarchy, 1992–98
Late Absolute Monarchy, 1994–99
Early Glücksburgers, 1993–97
Late Glücksburgers, 1994–99
Present, 1995–98
Future, 1995–98
Entrefenêtres 1, 1997–98
Entrefenêtres 2, 1996–98
Entrefenêtres 3, 1996–97
Entrefenêtres 4, 1998
Entrefenêtres 5, 1997–99
Entrefenêtres 5, 1998

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


Wool, silk


Christiansborg Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark

Commissioned by

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II


La Manufacture de Beauvais


© Adam Rzepka, Hofmarskallatet