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Hangings for a Bed (Lit à la duchesse)

Object Details

Title:

Hangings for a Bed (Lit à la duchesse)

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

French

Place:

France (Place Created)

Date:

about 1690–1715

Medium:

Silk satin with applied sections of silk lamps; embroidery and trim of silver, silver-wrapped silk thread, silk cord, and silk floss; linen and bast linings; wool padding; paper

Object Number:

79.DD.3

Dimensions:

415.9 × 181.6 × 182.9 cm (163 3/4 × 71 1/2 × 72 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
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Possibly Château de Montbrian (near Messimy, Aix-en-Provence, France)

1933

P. Bertrans et Cie (Paris, France)

about 1970 - 1979

Gerald C. Paget (London, England; New York City, New York), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1979.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
L'Exposition rétrospective de la chambre à coucher, Salon des Arts Ménagers (January 1 to February 28, 1933)
  • Galeries nationales du Grand Palais (Paris), January to February 1933
Esther par La Comédie Française, dans le Salon de la Guerre (June 20, 1936)
  • Musée national des Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon (Versailles), June 20 to June 20, 1936
Paris: Life & Luxury (April 26, 2011 to January 2, 2012)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), April 26 to August 7, 2011
Bibliography
Bibliography

Loyer, Maurice. "L'Exposition Rétrospective de la Chambre à Coucher." Revue Officielle du Salon des Arts Ménagers (February 1933), pp. 45-47, no. 129.

"Acquisitions/1977- Mid-1979." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 6-7 (1978-79), pp. 48-49, no. 12.

Sassoon, Adrian, and Gillian Wilson. Decorative Arts: A Handbook of the Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986), pp. 96-97, no. 209.

Ratzki-Kraatz, Anne. "A French Lit de Parade `A la Duchesse' 1690-1715." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 14 (1986), pp. 81-104.

Bremer-David, Charissa, et al. Decorative Arts: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue of the Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1993), p. 162, no. 278.

Bremer-David, Charissa. French Tapestries and Textiles in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), pp. 172-81, no. 18.

Wilson, Gillian, and Catherine Hess. Summary Catalogue of European Decorative Arts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001), p. 142, no. 289.

Wilson, Gillian, et al. French Furniture and Gilt Bronzes: Baroque and Régence: Catalogue of the J. Paul Getty Museum Collection (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008), p. 382-83, app. no. 30, ill.

Bremer-David, Charissa, ed. Paris: Life & Luxury in the Eighteenth Century, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011), p. 46, fig. 28, p. 126, no. 58.

Courtin, Nicolas. L'art d'habiter à Paris au XVIIe siècle: l'ameublement des hôtels particuliers (Dijon: Éditions Faton, 2011), pp. 211-12, ill.