The Getty Center presenting “A Queen’s Treasure from Versaille: Marie-Antoinette’s Japanese Lacquer,” ongoing

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

The Getty Center

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

January 23, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am-5:30 pm
Friday, Saturday, 10 am-9 pm
Closed Mondays

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Parking is $15; $10 after 3pm.
Admission is free

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.

The loan of the boxes is part of an artistic exchange between the J. Paul Getty Museum and Versailles, where an important desk made for Louis XVI from the Getty Museum’s collection is currently on long-term loan.

For more information, visit  http://www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/versailles_lacquer/

Dog-shaped Box on a Low Table, Japanese, Edo period, late 17th-mid-18th century, lacquer. Musse national des Chateaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Thierry Ollivier. © RMN-Grand Palais/ Art Resource, NY

Book-shaped Box, Japanese, Edo period, late 17th-mid-18th century, lacquer. Musee national des Chateaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Thierry Ollivier. © RMN-Grand Palais/ Art Resource, NY

Peach-shaped Box, Japanese, Edo period, late 17th-mid-18th century, lacquer. Musse national des Chateaux de Versailles et de Trianon. Photo: Thierry Ollivier. © RMN-Grand Palais/ Art Resource, NY

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