Study Session | Persuading the King

Posted in lectures (to attend), opportunities by Editor on April 21, 2016

Study day opportunity at Waddeson Manor in connection with the exhibition:

Study Session Persuading the King: Gabriel de Saint-Aubin’s Placets
de l’officier Desbans and Other Books by the Saint-Aubin Brothers

Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, 24 June 2016

A rare opportunity to study Waddesdon’s newly acquired royal petition by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, alongside other manuscript volumes, drawings, and prints by the artist and his brothers Charles-Germain and Augustin. Senior Curator Dr Juliet Carey and Curator Rachel Jacobs will offer a glimpse into the politics of promotion and favour near the end of the Old Regime. Works will include Gabriel de Saint-Aubin’s Memoire sur la reformation de la police de France (1749) and a special copy of Du Perron’s Discours sur la peinture et sur l’architecture (1757), made for the book’s dedicatee Madame de Pompadour. Charles-Germain de Aubin’s famous Livre de caricatures will provide a subversive counterpoint to the arts of flattery and persuasion that lay at the heart of court culture. £25 (includes grounds admission), £15 National Trust/Art Fund members, £10 students. Friday, 24 June 2016. Coffee on arrival at 10.15; study session 10.45–12.15. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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