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The Tragedy of Russia at Drouot
Soon coming up for sale for the first time at auction are the family archives of the man who was a brilliant officer in the tsarist navy before leading…
Success for a Devoted Servant of the State
A splendid result! At over €3 million, it honoured the exemplary figure of the royal advisor Paul Phélypeaux: cause for rejoicing indeed.
The Kolchak Archives, a Well-turned Page of Russian History
The documents come from the family of Admiral Alexander Kolchak, the head of the White forces.
The Miraculous Door of the Hôtel de Ville
At first glance, it's just a door. Yet the history of this door, which opened the way to the French monarchs for two centuries, borders on the miraculous.…
Stéphane Gaillard Wakes Up Rome's Villa Medici
Since Muriel Mayette's departure, he has been acting in the interim as director of the famous villa, the French Academy in Rome. A return to its roots. …
Royal Memories of Saint-Cloud
This padlock is moving evidence of a highly prominent royal residence, unfortunately now destroyed. A small object with a big story.
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale’s Treasure Chest
Established in 1963, the Beinecke is one of the world’s largest libraries devoted to rare books and manuscripts. As a major force on the international…
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The Choker: An Attribute of Feminine Power
Worn by Henry VIII's second wife, Anne Boleyn, and Alexandra of Denmark, Princess of Wales, the choker has earned its letters patent.
Père Lachaise: An Unlikely Source of the “Manif”
Across its history, Père Lachaise has reverberated with political rallies. Intended for the humble residents of western Paris, the cemetery soon became…
Drouot and the Louvre: Partners in Research on Provenance
Alexandre Giquello and the museum have signed an agreement to open up the Hôtel Drouot’s archives and create an award for young researchers.
The Tsar and the Order of Malta
Some of Paul I’s historic diplomatic documents return to Moscow.
Is the Encyclopedic Museum Still Relevant?
In his new book, Donatien Grau, a French writer, art critic and a curator at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, pursues a global conversation about the past…
Tragic Sketch by Ary Scheffer
With this study for a large painting, Ary Scheffer illustrates a dramatic episode in the violence perpetrated against Greece in the 19th century.
Signs of Old Paris on Show at the Musée Carnavalet
You need to look up to appreciate the fine collection of signs at the Musée Carnavalet, particularly the ones acquired at auction.
Valérie Guillaume: Head of the Newly-Renovated Musée Carnavalet
Paris's oldest museum has reopened in a completely refurbished building, where the collections are now strikingly set off. For its director, both everything…
Mementos of the Yusupovs: A Major Dynasty of Collectors
This final sale features a hundred paintings, objet d'art, photographs, books and furniture from the Parisian home of Prince Felix and his wife Irina.…
The Aristocratic Yusupov Collection Enchants Collectors
Prince and Princess Yusupov’s last mementos and those from other provenances bedazzled bidders beyond France’s borders. Imperial Russia captures the…
A Table Commemorating the Liberation of France by the Allied Forces
Mystery shrouds this unique, previously unknown table made in 1947 to honor the Allied landings in Normandy and the liberation of France.
The Hôtel Drouot Reopens for the Season with the “Oeuvres Choisies”
Collecting Art: Morozov and the Russian Art Connoisseurs
Sisley at the Height of His Maturity
Artsy and the Myth of Sisyphus
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