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Online Private Tour of the Chantilly Clouet Exhibition

By Sotheby's
Picture: Château de Chantilly

The Château de Chantilly have recently published a full online private tour of their ongoing exhibition Clouet: Portraits of Royal Children. The guided presentation is made by the director and curator Mathieu Deldicque and focuses on paintings and works on paper from the reigns of François I, Henri II and Catherine de’ Medici.

The exhibition will run until 2nd October 2022.

Fully-attributed works by François Clouet rare come onto the art market, especially compared to the many copies and derivations in existence. Sotheby's Paris sold Clouet's Portrait of Christine of Denmark, Duchess of Milan then Duchess of Lorraine, in June 2012 for 300,750 euros including premium. This portrait was produced in 1558 when Christine visited the French court to attend the marriage of her son to Princess Claude. The Duchess was captured by many of the leading painters of her era, including Jan Gossaert in 1526, Hans Holbein the younger in 1538, Michiel Coxcie in 1545 and Anthonis Mor in 1554.

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