The Wallace Collection

Talks and Lectures

Treasure of the Month: Two paintings for Marie-Antoinette's Bed Chamber in the Château of Marly, France, 1781

Thursday 24th January, 2013

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Price: Admission Free

Ages: All Ages

Lecturer: Christoph Vogtherr 

In 1781 the painters Nicolas-Renè Jollain and Hughes Taraval painted allegories of Sleep and Awakening for the Bed Chamber of Marie-Antoinette in Marly. For a long time the two paintings had been mistaken for much earlier works by Boucher or the young Fragonard. Today, they provide an important example for the Queen's very conservative taste in painting, so different from her more adventurous patronage in the decorative arts. Talks: Christoph Vogtherr, 11 and 24 January at 1pm Free, no need to book. Talks in the galleries are strictly limited to 25 people with places allocated on a first come first served basis.