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Symposium | The Orléans Collection

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on December 7, 2018

In conjunction with the exhibition now on view at NOMA:

The Orléans Collection: Tastemaking, Networks, and Legacy
New Orleans Museum of Art, 11–12 January 2019

The New Orleans Museum of Art and the Frick Collection’s Center for the History of Collecting will host a symposium in conjunction with The Orléans Collection exhibition, dedicated to the collecting and collection of Philippe II, Duc d’Orléans, (1674–1723) and on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art through 27 January 2019.

In the course of just two decades in the early eighteenth century, Philippe II d’Orléans amassed one of the most important collections of European paintings in the history of art, which he displayed in his Palais-Royal in Paris. This celebrated collection assembled over 500 masterpieces of European art and this landmark exhibition reunites a representative group of thirty-eight works to tell the complex story of the collection’s formation and character and the impact of the sales of the collection in London during the French Revolution, a watershed event in the history of collecting.

The symposium will consider Philippe d’Orléans’s taste and the impact the collection had for generations of collectors and artists, and an increasingly wider public throughout the eighteenth century. Subjects of interest include Philippe II’s patronage network, fellow collectors and trends in collecting in Paris, dealers and the art market in eighteenth-century Paris, connections with contemporary collections in the German principalities, the ‘Orleans Effect’ in Great Britain and later entrance into public collections.

Admission: $100 for adults | $75 NOMA members | $30 Graduate students with ID (please use a university email address). Hotel blocks have been reserved for symposium participants at the Hampton Inn on Saint Charles; register using the codeword NOMAFRICKSYMPOSIUM. Register here.

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6:00pm  Keynote Lecture
• Vanessa Schmid (Senior Research Curator for European Art at the New Orleans Museum of Art), Repositioning Philippe’s Collecting

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9:00am  Registration

9:30  Welcome
• Inge Reist (Director Emerita, The Frick Center for the History of Collecting), The Legacy of The Orléans Collection

10:30  Tastemaking in Paris: Philippe, His Circle, and Connections in Eighteenth-Century France
• François Marandet (Independent Scholar), Philippe d’Orléans and Artists and Dealers in Paris
• Aaron Wile (University of Southern California), Absolutism and the Politics of Affect in Antoine Coypel’s Aeneas Gallery
• Sophie Raux (University of Lyon), Alternatives to the French Academy: Painters and the Public Spaces during the Regency
• Everhard Korthals Altes (Delft Technical University), The Craze for Dutch Painting in Eighteenth-Century Paris

12:30 Lunch — A boxed lunch will be provided to all full-price participants, excluding graduate student admission.

1:30  The Orléans Effect in Great Britain
• Julia Armstrong-Totten (Independent Scholar), Crossing the Channel: The Orléans Pictures Arrive in London
• Peter Humfrey (Professor Emeritus, University of St. Andrews), The Orléans Collection Reborn in Regency London: The Stafford Gallery
• Elizabeth Pergam (Sotheby’s Institute), Decline and Fall: The Fate of the Orléans Pictures in Britain
• Alison Clarke (Independent Scholar), ‘Looking at the £100,000 Picture’: Responses to Raphael and Rembrandt at the National Gallery, London at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

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