Dumfries House is one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. Set in 2,000 acres of land, the stunning estate and 18-Century Palladian house was saved by the intervention of His Royal Highness, The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay in 2007. Dumfries House combines the neoclassical architecture of Robert Adam with the furniture of Thomas Chippendale and leading 18th-Century Scottish cabinet makers.
This wonderful set of four tapestries, The Triumph of the Gods, hangs in the beautiful panelled Tapestry Room, and depicts subjects from Greek mythology. The tapestries were made during the 1700s from cartoons exclusive to the workshops of Leyniers-Reyndams in Brussels. The tapestries were designed by the well-known artists of the day, Jan Van Orley (1665-1735) and Augustin Coppens (1668-1740). Legend states that the tapestries came into the family through Lord Stair, Ambassador to Paris who was presented with them by Louis XIV.
Today the Tapestry Room is used as a wedding venue so when the Dumfries House Trust was arranging the conservation and cleaning of the set, Zardi & Zardi was commissioned to produce four full-size reproductions to hang in their place, to allow visitors to the house to continue to delight in their presence.