Anne Vallayer-Coster: Painter to the Court of Marie-Antoinette

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This gorgeous volume accompanies the first comprehensive exhibition of Vallayer-Coster’s paintings. Organized by the Dallas Museum of Art, the show is on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from June 30 to September 25, 2002; then travels to the Dallas Museum of Art from October 13, 2002 to January 5, 2003; the Frick Collection in New York City from January 21 to March 23, 2003; and the Musée des Beaux Arts in Nancy, France, from April 10 to June 23, 2003. ...
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Overview

This gorgeous volume accompanies the first comprehensive exhibition of Vallayer-Coster’s paintings. Organized by the Dallas Museum of Art, the show is on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from June 30 to September 25, 2002; then travels to the Dallas Museum of Art from October 13, 2002 to January 5, 2003; the Frick Collection in New York City from January 21 to March 23, 2003; and the Musée des Beaux Arts in Nancy, France, from April 10 to June 23, 2003.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This catalog of the first exhibition devoted to painter Anne Vallayer-Coster (1744-1818) includes 175 color and 50 black-and-white reproductions as well as essays by scholars concerning various aspects of her work. As one of the three women artists admitted to the French Academy in the 18th century, Vallayer-Coster was best known for her still-life and flower paintings. A number of these works were engraved, and others formed the basis for floral decorations on porcelain and tapestries of the period. As demonstrated by Kahng (curator, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore), Vallayer-Coster's still lifes provoke comparisons with Chardin but maintain a vibrancy and charm of their own. Scholar Colin B. Bailey discusses Vallayer-Coster's popularity among 18th-century collectors, including Marie-Antoinette herself, and an excellent essay by Melissa Hyde chronicles women's involvement in the 18th-century world of art and letters through art making, patronage, and writing. This volume, the only recent title devoted solely to this artist, has lovely illustrations and thorough documentation. Recommended for all academic and museum libraries. [The exhibition will travel from Washington, DC, to Dallas, New York City, and France.-Ed.]-Sandra Rothenberg, Framingham State Coll. Lib., MA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300093292
  • Publisher: Dallas Museum of Art
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Director's Foreword and Acknowledgments 8
Introduction 10
Vallayer in Her Time 13
Vallayer-Coster/Chardin 39
A Still-Life Painter and Her Patrons: Collecting Vallayer-Coster, 1770-1789 59
Women and the Visual Arts in the Age of Marie-Antoinette 75
The Painting Technique of Anne Vallayer-Coster: Searching for the Origins of Style 95
Color Plates of Works Exhibited 115
Catalogue 196
App The Portraits of Mesdames de France, the Aunts of Louis XVI, by Anne Vallayer-Coster 226
Abbreviated References 232
Index 245
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