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Exhibition of 18th Century French Art In DC (w/lots of royalty)
Posted by Gary
on 16/7/2017, 23:08:44
Today I visited the National Gallery of Art in Washington and totally unexpectedly came upon an exhibition called "America Collects Eighteenth Century French Art." It contained many works which were either portraits of members of the French Royal and Imperial Courts (slightly fudging the "18th century" moniker) or owned by them. There were several works from the collections of Madame du Pompadour, Madame Adelaide (daughter of Louis XV) and Joseph Bonaparte. There was a portrait of Madame du Barry among others by Elisabeth Vigee-Le Brun. For me the highlight was David's portrait of Napoleon in the Study of the Tuileries.
In other words, just a treasure trove of works of interest to French royalty enthusiasts! I don't know how long the exhibit will last, but if anyone is in the vicinity of Washington, I highly recommend it!