Anne Vallayer-Coster: Painter to the Court of Marie-Antoinette, Major Touring Exhibition Comes to New York's Frick Collection

Anne Vallayer-Coster: Painter to the Court of Marie-Antoinette, January 22 through March 23, 2003

This winter, New York audiences will have the opportunity to view the first retrospective of one of the foremost still-life painters in eighteenth-century France, Anne Vallayer-Coster (1744–1818), whose works were celebrated by the critics and collected by her contemporaries, including Marie-Antoinette and courtiers in her circle. As was the case with many eighteenth-century artists whose reputations declined following the French Revolution, the art of Vallayer-Coster has, until quite recently, been something of a well-kept secret, admired by specialists of the period but largely unknown to the general public.
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Monday, November 25, 2002