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Swan Service Plate 2

The David Roche Foundation Adelaide, Gallery 2: Rococo

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The Rococo style in Gallery 2 of the opening exhibition at the David Roche Foundation House Museum & Gallery complex, North Adelaide, is gracefully exuberant!

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 2

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 2

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A style of clock that emerged during the reign of France’s King Louis XVI (1638-1715) was one where the works were on view, which are known as ‘skeleton clocks’

Pierre Robinet, Master Clockmaker 1776, Louis XVI, white marble with gilt bronze, with sculptures of strength and justice standing before two pilasters surmounted by two lions and an eagle perched on a globe above the dial, The David Roche Foundation House Museum and Gallery

French Clocks – Science Keeping Time with Enlightenment Pt 1

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Before the revolution in France its ideas philosophies fashions and passions of the age were reflected in the design and decoration of gloriously gilded clocks

Jeanne-and-Abel-Poisson-(Mme-Pompadour)

Jeanne Antoinette Marquise de Pompadour – Woman of Influence

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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