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There was a tradition of granting lodgings in the Louvre to favoured artists and craftsmen that dated back to the reign of Henri IV and continued until Napoleon evicted the last occupants in 1805.
Painters, sculptors, goldsmiths, furniture-makers, engravers, clock-makers and other craftsmen were given lodgings in twenty-seven apartments under the long gallery bordering the Seine that connected the old Louvre with the Tuileries palace.
This lecture by David Maskill, Senior Lecturer in Art History, Victoria University of Wellington, looks in detail at this phenomenon and focuses on the lodgings of the 18th-century court portrait-painter Louis Tocqué.
NB: If the morning lecture time does not suit, send us an email [email protected] with your preferred timing and we will see whether a repeat of this lecture can be scheduled.
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Feature image, detail from: The Plan Turgot, 1739, showing the old Louvre and the Tuileries.