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13 articles taggés "Louis XIV "
The Crown Diamonds
Part of the fabulous collection of the kings of France, which was dismantled in the 19 th century, is once again glittering at the Louvre’s newly refurbished…
Les Invalides: A Temple for Souls and Bodies
The Hôtel des Invalides was founded in Paris three hundred and fifty years ago. We look back at the history of a unique architectural complex.
Jacob de Backer Rediscovered
With this Susanna , the 16 th -century painter mingles Flemish realism with Italian elegance.
Objects Endowed with a Spirit, from Braque to a Tortoiseshell Case
A Cubist still-life and a Boulle inlaid case were the highlights of an auction boasting many, from paintings by Charreton or Stork to tableware by…
Minting: Louis XIV and the Roman Empire
Gold medallions and coins proclaimed the glory of empires and kingdoms.
An Appointment with Louis XIV, Napoleon I and a Directory-period Family
Taking place in a particular context because of Covid-19 measures, the 32 nd "garden party" sale at the château d'Artigny, preceded by innovative virtual…
Madame de la Bussières fulfilled all her promises, appealing to buyers with her splendid looks and attire.
Molière, Preempted for the Comédie-Française
A painting by François-Jean Garneray depicts the famous playwright and the Sun King at the same table, surrounded by memories of absolute monarchy.…
The First French Portrait of a Hunter?
Until now, Portrait de l’artiste en chasseur ( Portrait of the Artist as a Hunter ) by Alexandre-François Desportes was deemed the first painting of…
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The King's Gambit: The Price of Gaming at the French Court
At the court of Versailles, people needed to know how to play the game in every sense to avoid being burned by the Sun. Today, the game is played at…
The Flight of Jean Dunand's Horses
In carved lacquer on a gold background, this group of three mares captured in full gallop far exceeded expectations. They were accompanied by a mythological…
The Hidden Treasures of the Banque de France
The vagaries of history enabled the bank to build up a remarkable collection of art works, presented in the reception rooms of the Hôtel de Toulouse…
B for Berain
Trained as an engraver, Jean Berain explored the freedom of an art form that led him to the elegant work we know. His flexible line quickly influenced…
The Heart of French Cabinetmaking During the Ancien Régime with Boulle and Roussel
A Beautiful Olmec Contortionist
Artsy and the Myth of Sisyphus
Willliam Bouguereau, Private Version
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