Until 15 January 2017, the Palace of Versailles and the Centre des Monuments nationaux (CMN) present at the château d'Angers the exhibition "The Taste for Jewellery. From Versailles to the Tuileries".

The exhibition at the Château d’Angers

Different types of finery will be evoked by thirty or so paintings showing necklaces, rings and earrings, shoe and belt buckles and medallions decorated with diamonds and stones. The exhibition visit and catalogue will explore the direct links between jewellery and clothing as well as their different roles, such as diplomatic gifts between European courts and New Year presents for members of the royal family. The exhibition will be based on a study of the inventories and registers of gold and silversmiths and suppliers to the Crown. Last but not least, the approach will also allow a better understanding of the role of jewellery in portraits.

Louis XVII, King of France

© Château de Versailles (dist. RMN-GP) / C. Fouin

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Représentation du grand collier des sieurs Boehmer et Bassenge

© Château de Versailles (dist. RMN-GP) / C. Fouin

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Louise-Bénédicte de Bourbon, princesse de Condé (1676-1753)

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Louis XV, roi de France et de Navarre (1710- 1774)

Château de Versailles (dist RMN-GP) / C. Fouin

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Louise-Marie-Adélaïde de Bourbon-Penthièvre

Château de Versailles (dist RMN-GP) / C. Fouin

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Marie-Louise, impératrice des Français (1791- 1847) et le roi de Rome (1811-1832)

© Château de Versailles (dist. RMN-GP) / C.Fouin

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Practical information

Exhibition from 15 October 2016 to 15 January 2017

The exhibition is open every day, except on Mondays, 1 and 11 November, 25 December and 1 January, from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (last entry at 4:45 PM).

From 10:00AM to 12:00AM and from 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Fees: Included in the admission price

The exhibition website (French)

Exhibition curators

Béatrice Sarrazin, Head curator in charge of the Paintings Department of the national museum of Versailles and Trianon Palaces
Gwenola Firmin, Curator in charge of the XVIIIth centuary paintings of the national museum of Versailles and Trianon Palaces
Frédéric Lacaille, Curator in charge of the XIXth centuary paintings of the national museum of Versailles and Trianon Palaces

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