The Orleans Collection

The Orleans Collection

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This magnificent new volume presents for the first time in over a century a comprehensive analysis of the extraordinary paintings collection of Philippe II, duc d’Orléans (1674–1723), regent of France and namesake of the city of New Orleans. The celebrated Orléans collection assembled over 500 masterpieces of European art—including works by Raphael, Veronese, Titian, Poussin, Rubens, and Rembrandt, gathered from museums and galleries across the US and throughout Europe.

The catalogue reveals the complex story of the collection’s formation and character, Philippe’s identity as a collector, and the impact of the sales of the collection in London during the French Revolution. While consolidating existing scholarship on the collection, new research is also provided on topics including the grand redecoration of Philippe’s Palais-Royal residence; the diplomatic and idiosyncratic display of the collection in public and private spaces; and the impact this renowned collection had on visitors, contemporary artists, and collectors in Paris. A comprehensive appendix traces the pictures from Philippe’s possession to their present locations.

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Vanessa I. Schmid is senior research curator for European Art, ‎New Orleans Museum of Art.

 

Pub Date: 2018 
Format: Hardback with color illus.
Pages: 288
Size: 9.75 x 11.25 inches


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