NATIONAL HERITAGE - Spain

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Issue date: 29/07/2008
Denomination: €0.60 and €2.60
Two souvenir sheets are devoted to the National Heritage (Patrimonio Nacional) issue depicting two tapestries “The swing” and “The blind man and the guitar” both made from tapestry cartoons by Goya with the thematic know as “Custom paintings”. These two tapestries, manufactured by the Real Fábrica de Madrid, were woven under the supervision of Cornelio Vandergoten, descendant of a family of master upholsterers from Antwerp whom in 1774 was in charge of the factory. Goya began making cartoons for the Real Fábrica in 1775 and did the portrait of Vandergoten, now exhibited in the Prado Museum, as director of this tapestry institution until 1782.

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