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Treasures of the Court / Louis XV of France (r. 171574)

Covering 500 years, 38 patrons and several continents, this course is an examination of audacious acts of patronage and how they resulted in some of the finest art collections in the world.

Louis XV of France (r. 1715–74)

Louis XV used art as a means of creating a separate identity from his great-grandfather, Louis ​XIV. He took an active interest in promoting the rococo style and his commissioning included paintings of his favourite dogs, alterations to Versailles, furnishings for La Muette, tapestries, even a bed decorated with gilded and silvered shells for his mistress Madame du Barry.


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Date and Time:

17 February 2015 at 10:45 am


Half Day



The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square

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