November 20, 2012

Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette


When the Louvre sends art work to you, you go visit it!  The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has just opened their latest exhibition: Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette.  The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have been in conversation with the Louvre in hopes of arranging this five year agreement for programming, and now it is on! So we can expect to see more special collections traveling to California for display.

This exhibition features a special rare collection of items both bought and commissioned by those such as Louis XIV, Madame du Barry, Marie Antoinette, Louis XV and Louis XVI.  This show is particularly special because it is the first time that many of the works have ever left France! If you can, be sure to check this show out before it ends.  November 17, 2012 - March 17, 2013

If you can't make it to the exhibit, you can still see the works and get all the details from the exhibition catalog (pre order!)
Royal Treasures from the Louvre: Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette

Here is a look at what will be on display:

Coffee grinder, 1756-1757. Jean Ducrollay, goldsmith. Gold in three colors, steel and ivory. Musee du Louvre.
Portrait of Louis XIV, 17th century. Goldsmith-jeweler: Laurent Tessier Montarsy (?-1684). Miniature painting, silver and diamond.
Agate ewer. Paris, c. 1650. Enameled gold mount. Entered the collection of Louis XIV before 1673.
Famous Bust of Marie Antoinette. Commissioned by Prince Alexandre Kourakine. 1782. Hard-paste porcelain.

2 comments :

  1. So much pretty!
    I wonder if it's possible to get a replica of the coffee grinder anywhere!

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  2. @Alexandriaweb I don't know, but I would get one!

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