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

GETTY CENTER

January 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019

South Pavilion, Plaza Level

 

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A Queen’s Treasure brings to the Getty precious examples of Japanese lacquer from the personal collection of the French queen Marie-Antoinette (1755–1793). Her collection of small lacquer boxes was one of the finest assembled in Europe, and she considered them to be among her most cherished possessions. The elaborate and costly works reveal a fascinating example of the queen’s sophisticated taste and demonstrate the consistent level of achievement attained by Japanese lacquer artists during the mid-Edo period (about 1681–1764) when these pieces were created.

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