A Day at Château de Chantilly

The Estate and Gardens of the Duke of Aumale

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Adrien Goetz, Mathieu Deldicque

Description

A comprehensive tour of the magnificent Château de Chantilly, its superlative art collection, important stables, and beautiful gardens.

The Domaine de Chantilly is an exceptional treasure of French culture and heritage, rebuilt after the Revolution by Henri d’Orléans, duc d’Aumale-son of King Louis-Philippe-as a home and museum for his unrivalled collection of furniture, decorative arts, books, and paintings. These constitute the Condé Museum’s extensive galleries-second only to the Louvre in France-with masterpieces including paintings by Raphael, Clouet, Poussin, and Ingres; the world famous French Gothic illuminated manuscript Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry; furniture; porcelains; drawings; and early photographs.

Chantilly’s elegant private apartments, kept precisely as they were during the duc d’Aumale’s lifetime, are beautifully preserved examples of the Louis Philippe style unique to France; its recently restored French garden was designed by celebrated landscape architect André Le Nôtre; and the still-functioning Great Stables are the largest and most opulent in Europe.

This slipcased volume offers a behind-the-scenes visit to one of France’s most complete and beautiful stately homes and its world-class art collection that is carefully conserved today by the Institut de France.

Additional information

Weight 900 g
Dimensions 15.2 x 24.3 cm
Publisher name Flammarion S.A.
Publication date 1 October 2020
Number of pages 224
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Bruno Ehrs
Dimensions 15.2 x 24.3 cm
Weight 900 g

Mathieu Deldicque is a paleographical archivist and curator at the Condé museum.

Adrien Goetz is an art historian, art critic, and member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. He is author of several books including A Day with Claude Monet in Giverny, writes for Zurban and Beaux-Arts Magazine, and is editor of the Grande Galérie.

Bruno Ehrs is a photographer whose work has been published in One Saville Row, Villa Balbiano, A Day at Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, and Château de Villette.

Prince Amyn Aga Khan is a member of the board of the Foundation for the Preservation and Development of the Domaine de Chantilly.