• The Living Room in the Vanderbilt Mansion

    Vanderbilt Mansion

    National Historic Site New York

"The History of Troy" Tapestries

The four tapestries hanging in the Living Room and the vestibule illustrating the history of Troy were made in the seventeenth century in the workshop of Martin Reynbouts. In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus, the king of Sparta. Each tapestry in the set illustrates an important event in the story. To view the tapestries in detail, select one of the images below.

 

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