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Travel Tip: Art and Archaeology in France
Madame de Pompadour and the Arts



Madame de Pompadour and the Arts
FRANCE
VERSAILLES  •  Musée des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon  •  Ongoing
 
 
How many books have been written about Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764), her rise at court, her political role and her influence during the reign of Louis XV, without really trying to understand the woman herself and her personal tastes? By bringing together, for the first time, almost all the portraits of the marquise painted by Nattier, Boucher, Liotard, Carle Van Loo and Drouais, and by comparing them with over a hundred and fifty works of art, paintings, drawings, sculptures, pieces of furniture, precious objects and fabrics that once belonged to her, the exhibition at the Château de Versailles casts new light on the personality of this woman.

Contact: Tel: (33) 01 30 83 77 43

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