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17 articles taggés "Versailles"
Make Way for the Orléans!
Versailles is seeking to move away from its Bourbon-centric image to shed light on the transformations of the 19th century.
Rebirth of the Queen's Hamlet
The main house in the Queen's Hamlet is opening after two years' remarkable renovation work. A promenade through this little theatre of rural life…
A Recipe for Success
2018 is decidedly the year of gastronomy in all Europe's royal residences. While tickling the taste buds, the programme also nourishes considerable…
Fantasy Versions of Versailles
Here we see things that never happened, but might have, with the many faces of Versailles: residence of sovereigns from Louis XIV to Louis-Philippe.…
Jean Joubert Joins the Louvre
This sale included works by Jean-Paul Alaux, Mathurin Méheut and Jean Joubert, whose gouaches made for Versailles were pre-empted by the Louvre.
Women and Versailles
Disregarded in the 20 th- century, women, both queens and kings’ mistresses, left their mark in the heart of the château. Thanks to recent research,…
An Outpost in Versailles for the Osenat Auction House
Fontainebleau, Paris, and now Versailles: Jean-Pierre Osenat aims to bring the 17 th and 18 th centuries back into the limelight by setting up in the…
Not Just One, but Two Lemoynes!
While Versailles carried off a study by François Lemoyne for the ceiling of the Salon d'Hercule, a pair of Sèvres vases, one decorated with an antique…
B as in Boulle
Boulle marquetry combines lavish elegance with the most refined materials. The undisputed essence of the French style desired by Louis XIV, this technique…
Lemoyne's Well-made Head for Versailles
The Chateau of Versailles again enriched its collections by pre-empting this drawing by François Lemoyne.
King Louis-Philippe’s Sèvres China Goes Back to Versailles
Offered at an auction dispersing items from an Île-de-France château, King Louis-Philippe’s Sèvres china service from Trianon will return home.
Old Masters: Guardi and Coypel
A view of the Giudecca by Francesco Guardi and the Regent’s son in Versailles
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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…
Emperor Augustus Returns to Versailles
The royal palace preempted a preparatory study by Champaigne, while Méheut’s sailors and Italian design also found buyers.
Louis Benech, the Chameleon Gardener
His renovation of the Tuileries Garden in 1990 made him a household name in France. In thirty years, the French landscape gardener has designed some…
A Fishing Scene by Joseph Vernet and a Preemption by Versailles
The auction featured a painting by Vernet and a pair of corner tables by Carlin.
Drawings for Versailles: 20 Years of Acquisitions
Approximately 100 works on paper, some of them being exhibited for the first time, are on display in the apartments of Madame de Maintenon. They reveal…
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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