Exhibition Battista Franco, Venetian Artist at the Courts of Italy
from November 26, 2009 to February 22, 2010
The 16th-century Venetian painter, Battista Franco, produced magnificent works all over Italy.
Compared to the master Tintoretto by his contemporaries, his art bore witness to major historical events of his age and was shown in celebrated buildings like the Doge’s Palace, Venice. His subtle drawings, always much sought after by collectors, are shown to the public for the first time in all their splendour.
Publication : catalogue raisonné, Dessins italiens du musée du Louvre, Battista Franco vers 1510-1561, by Anne Varick Lauder.
This publication has benefited from the support of the Bernard Lee Schwartz Foundation and Arjowiggins, and has been coedited by Officina Libraria.
Organized by: Anne Varick Lauder, curator, London and Dominique Cordellier, chief curator, Department of Graphic Arts, and Federica Mancini, musée du Louvre.
Denon Wing, 1st floor, rooms 9-10.