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EXHIBIT: A Queen's Treasure from Versailles: Marie-Antoinette's Japanese Lacquer

  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018
  • Sunday, January 06, 2019
  • The Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049


Footed Fan-shaped Box (detail), Japanese, Edo period, late 17th–mid-18th century, lacquer. Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Thierry Ollivier. © RMN–Grand Palais/ Art Resource, NY

Through January 6, 2019

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This exhibition showcases Japanese lacquer from the private collection of the French queen Marie-Antoinette. Her collection of small lacquer boxes was one of the finest in Europe, and she considered it to be among her most cherished possessions. The elaborate works reveal the queen's personal taste and demonstrate the high level of achievement attained by Japanese lacquer artists during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Admission is free

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