New York Social Diary
Date: 2011-09-30
Author: Jeffrey Hirsch

Article Mentions
Author, Jeffrey Hirsch
Mentioned, Colin Bailey
Mentioned, Michael Bodycomb
Mentioned, The Frick Collection
Mentioned, The Frick
Mentioned, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Pavilion at Louveciennes, built for the comtesse du Barry in 1770. The Pavilion at Louveciennes, designed by Pierre Ledoux, was built for the comtesse du Barry in 1770. Du Barry was in her mid-20s and the matresse-en-titre of Louis XV. Who was then 58, and an aging, very spoiled king feeling low. Two years before, the kings mistress of twenty years, Madame de Pompadour, had died. His wife Queen Marie Lescinska lay dying in the palace. All those decades of highly adorned self-indulgence had taken its toll on the monarch, considered by some to be the most powerful man in the world. This king, who lived his life for pleasure and being sated. Colin Bailey, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at the Frick, has written a wonderf...(read more)
... The Pavilion at Louveciennes, built for the comtesse du Barry in 1770. The Pavilion at Louveciennes, designed by Pierre Ledoux, was built for the comtesse du Barry in 1770. Du Barry was in her mid-20s and the matresse-en-titre of Louis XV. Who was th ...
... Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at the Frick, has written a wonderful book about the life of an artist's work and how it transcends its own history. Click to order. It could have been titled The King, His Mistress and the Progress o ...


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