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June, 2019

La Joconde nue

June 1, 2019 - October 6, 2019

To commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci's death, one of the most enigmatic drawings acquired by the Duke d'Aumale, The Nude Mona Lisa, is going to be the centerpiece of an unprecedented exhibition. The show will attempt to decode the secrets behind this mysterious drawings. Did Leonardo have a hand in its creation? Other Renaissance masterpieces on loan from other prestigious institutions will help to understand the portraiture of this seated female nude figure.

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Clouet. Le miroir des Dames.

June 1, 2019 - October 6, 2019

The musée Condé has an internationally unique collection of prints and drawings, including 366 portraits drawn by two of the major French Renaissance portraitists, Jean and François Clouet, and their workshops. Among these are delicate sheets dedicated to female figures featuring famous women of the Renaissance (such as Renée de France, Eleonore von Habsburg or Diane de Poitiers) and unidentified but equally beautiful models. As a complement to the Nude Mona Lisa exhibition, a selection of forty drawings will trace…

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September, 2019

Les Grandes Ecuries de Chantilly, 1719-2019

September 1, 2019

To celebrate the tricentennial of the Great Stables of Chantilly, an exhibition in the Library's Reading Room is exploring the history of the largest princely stables in Europe, focusing on its stunning decor and its uses throughout the centuries.

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October, 2019

Chourses-Coëtivy Collection

October 12, 2019 - January 6, 2020

The Musée Condé at Chantilly owns 44 of the 52 books known to have belonged to the library of Antoine de Chourses († 1485), captain of King Louis XI’s francs-archers and Catherine de Coëtivy (ca. 1460-1528), Louis XI’s niece. Between 1475 and 1525, this noble couple assembled a collection that illustrates the increasingly important place of books in the spheres of power and the flourishing of bibliophilic practices in courtly milieus.

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Portraits gravés de Nanteuil. Figures du siècle de Louis XIV

October 21, 2019 - February 23, 2020

An illustrator and an engraver, Robert Nanteuil is one of the most prized portraitists of the century of Louis XIV. The Duke d'Aumale was impressed by Nanteuil's skill and purchased several of his engravings, often from well-known collectors. Nanteuil’s portraits are classic and simple, showcasing his subjects with great precision yet also managing to highlight their personality. This exhibition is taking place in the Gallery of Prints and Drawings and is supported by Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly.

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January, 2020

Fable & Bibliophilia

January 25, 2020 - September 2, 2020

During the 19th century, Henri d'Orléans, duke d'Aumale, assembled one of the most incredible collection of books and manuscripts housed today in the Château de Chantilly. Among this holding are books of fables - short stories which generally utilize animals and legendary creatures to convey a moral - which gained in popularity between the 16th and 18th centuries. "Fable & Bibliomania," curated by Marie-Pierre Dion, curator of the library at Chantilly, presents rare and iconic books from the Duke d'Aumale's…

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March, 2020

Raphael at Chantilly. The Master and his Pupils

March 7, 2020 - August 30, 2020

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Raffaello Sanzio or Raphael (1483-1520), the Domaine de Chantilly will pay tribute to this immense Renaissance master. The many drawings collected by the Duke d'Aumale will cover the artist's entire career. Starting from his first sketches made under the influence of his master, the Perugino, the exhibition will focus on the religious compositions of his Florentine period and on the masterpieces linked to the great Roman decorations, leading to…

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September, 2020

Carmontelle (1717-1806), Le temps de la douceur de vivre

September 5, 2020 - August 1, 2021

Chantilly is home to the largest collection of portraits in watercolor by Louis Carrogis, known as Carmontelle, who depicted the illustrious guests at the Palais-Royal in Paris during the 18th century. For the first time, a selection from Chantilly’s incredible holding of 484 works is exhibited in the Gallery of Prints and Drawings. The sheets have been exceptionally disassembled from their albums arranged by the Duke d’Aumale in 1888 and displayed in the new rooms open since 2017. Nicole Garnier, Chief…

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The Manufactory of Extravagance. Porcelain from Meissen and Chantilly

September 5, 2020 - August 29, 2021

The Domaine de Chantilly is presenting an unprecedented show dedicated to two major porcelain productions from the 18th century – Meissen and Chantilly. For the first time, an important exhibition highlights the dialogue between these prestigious manufactories and explores their mutual influence and ongoing rivalry. Organized with the collaboration of the Porzellansammlung in Dresden as well as private and public collections from Europe and the United States, it has brought together more than 100 exquisite objects and figurines most of…

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May, 2021

Collectionner les livres d’heures. Trésors du duc d’Aumale

May 19, 2021 - August 29, 2021

Le Cabinet des livres propose une nouvelle approche virtuelle des Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry et resitue ce manuscrit mythique au centre d’une collection princière de plus de soixante heures manuscrites ou imprimées. À la fin du Moyen Âge, tandis que les meilleurs peintres renouvellent l’iconographie des livres de dévotion privée, les libraires proposent des heures personnalisables à la demande. Les heures accèdent ainsi d’emblée au rang d’œuvres d’art et d’objets de collection. Deux chefs-d’œuvre symbolisent à eux…

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