The Restoration of the Logis Galleries
The Logis Wing was originally private apartments built in the 1870s and intended for the Count of Paris, the Duke d’Aumale’s nephew and heir to the French throne, and his wife. After 1889, they were converted by the Duke d’Aumale into art galleries and displayed works by some of the most prominent French artists (Fra Angelico, Clouet, Watteau, Largillière, Delacroix, Géricault, Ingres…) as well as antiquities from Greece, Rome, Pompeii and Egypt.
Since 2020, these seven galleries are undergoing an important renovation program which includes the restoration of the paintings and their frames, creation of new wall hangings and trimmings to replicate the original fabrics from the Duke d’Aumale’s time, and improvements to the lighting. At the end of this major initiative, the Logis Galleries will once again be superb showcases for the Duke’s treasures.
Gallery of Prints and Drawings
The Château de Chantilly is home to the superb collection of prints, drawings and photographs assembled by Henri d’Orléans, Duke d’Aumale (1822 – 1897). Undoubtedly one of the greatest collectors of his time, he acquired more than 9,000 works on paper and 2,200 early photographs, whose outstanding quality and provenance reflect the Duke’s discerning taste.
Since 2017, this collection is presented on a rotating basis in a dedicated space within the historic castle. After contributing to the creation of this gallery, the Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly pledged ongoing support for exhibitions and publications as well as conservation work so that Chantilly’s masterpieces on paper can be shared with the general public.
Recent exhibitions funded by FODC include Rembrandt, Géricault, Eugène Lami, Clouet and Raphael. In 2021, Chantilly will present new exhibitions on Carmontelle, Roger Fenton and the School of Fontainebleau. To help us continue our support of the Gallery of Prints and Drawings, please make a gift or contact us.
In May 2021, Découvert Fine Art is offering a special fundraising initiative for Chantilly’s Gallery of Prints and Drawings. Please consider participating!