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On stage!Costume designs from the Edmond de Rothschild Collection

Upcoming

28 October 2021 – 31 January 2022

On stage!

Costume designs from the Edmond de Rothschild Collection

Prints and Drawings

28 October 2021 – 31 January 2022

Overview

The Edmond de Rothschild Collection boasts 1,644 sumptuous costume designs for balls, ballets, masquerades, and operas given in France from the reign of François I to that of Louis XIV. Acquired in the late 19th century by Baron de Rothschild, they constitute an extraordinary resource for understanding the world of spectacle during the Ancien Régime.

The exhibition showcases a hundred of the finest pieces from this unique corpus, which will also be described, work by work, in the inventory of the Department of Prints and Drawings, accessible on arts-graphiques.louvre.fr.

Organised by:

Mickaël Bouffard, art historian, scientific and artistic co-director of the Théâtre Molière Sorbonne studio; Jérôme de la Gorce, art historian and musicologist, research director emeritus of the CNRS; Victoria Fernández Masaguer, documentalist at the Department of Prints and Drawings, Musée du Louvre.