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Visitors to Versailles : from Louis XIV to the French Revolution / edited by Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide and Bertrand Rondot

Catalog Data

Editor:
Kisluk-Grosheide, Daniëlle O.  Search this
Rondot, Bertrand  Search this
Host institution:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Louis XIV King of France 1638-1715 Homes and haunts  Search this
Louis XIV King of France 1638-1715 Art patronage  Search this
Château de Versailles (Versailles, France) History  Search this
Château de Versailles (Versailles, France) History  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 369 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
France
Versailles
Versailles (France)
Date:
2018
17th century
18th century
Notes:
"This catalogue is published in conjunction with "Visitors to Versailles," on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from April 16 through July 29, 2018."
Contents:
Foreword -- Introduction. Incomparable Versailles / Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide and Bertrand Rondot -- Preparing to arrive. Going to Versailles / Mathieu da Vinha ; Exchanging looks : codes of dress at Versailles / Pascale Gorguet-Ballesteros -- Official visitors and gifts. Magnificent display : European ambassadorial visitors / Helen Jacobsen ; Special embassies and overseas visitors / Meredith Martin ; "Preśents du Roy" : official gifts from the French Court / Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset -- Incognito travelers. Incognito in Versailles : or, How not to travel as a king / Volker Barth -- Tourists, souvenirs, and guidebooks. Grand tourists : noble visitors to the court of the French king / Jean Boutier ; Visitors' guidebooks and engravings / Elisabeth Maisonnier -- Americans at Versailles. The Americans / Paul Staiti -- Notes to the Essays -- Works in the exhibition
Summary:
Based on contemporary documents and works of art, the book explores the experiences of visitors to the palace and grounds of Versailles when it was the seat of the French monarchy, methods of transportation, codes of dress and etiquette, precious diplomatic gifts, royal audiences, and tours of the buildings and gardens.
Topic:
Visitors, Foreign--History  Search this
Court and courtiers  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102089