Fundraising for the The Château de Juvisy by Pierre-Denis Martin (1663 – 1742) is still on going, but we’re one step closer to securing its place in our collection.
For the past few months the painting has been on display at the Palace of Versailles as part of the André Le Nôtre in Perspectives 1613 – 2013 exhibition, which celebrated the work of one of France’s most noted landscape gardeners, and designer of the gardens depicted in The Château de Juvisy.
The exhibition has come to an end, which means that we are very excited to announce that the painting is now on its way to the UK.
Our object handlers captured some images of the exhibition decant at the Palace of Versailles. The vast painting measures 165cm x 265cm and getting it out of the building proved to be a huge task.
The painting, now safely under wraps, is on its way to our Blythe House stores where it will under go conservation work before hopefully going on display in our new Europe 1600-1800 Galleries in December.
With £200,000 still needed to secure its place in our collection we urgently need your help. Find out more about the appeal and how you can help.