Treasures from le Château de Versailles will be on show this summer December 9, 2016 until April 17, 2017 at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) in Canberra
French painter François Boucher produced many of the images we have of Jeanne Antoinette, Marquise de Pompadour, official Mistress of King Louis XV of France
The 18th century neoclassical movement in Europe and England admired the forms of ancient Greece and Rome. In America they became an important aspect of the architecture of freedom
In the eighteenth century women usually painted under assumed male names and often their work was re-signed and copied by unscrupulous collectors and dealers.
A drawing in the Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) at London by Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) penned 1762 – 1766 is believed to be of the French drawing master considered one of the most original architectural draughtsmen in eighteenth and early nineteenth century Europe Charles Louis Clérisseau (1721 –…