Luigi Valadier

Jeffrey Collins: “The Power of Patronage: Valadier and Pope Pius VI"

video still of Jeffrey Collins giving lecture at the Frick Collection

During the late eighteenth century, Luigi Valadier, Rome's most sought-after silversmith, created spectacular objects for Europe's most discerning princes, prelates, and aristocrats. This lecture explores his commissions for Pope Pius VI, a demanding client whose strategic patronage of the arts gave Valadier increased public visibility and stretched his creativity to the limit.

This program is made possible by Ayesha Bulchandani.

Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth Century Rome

Link to introductory video for the exhibition "Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth Century Rome'
Xavier F. Salomon, Chief Curator at The Frick Collection, provides an introduction to the exhibition Luigi Valadier: Splendor in Eighteenth Century Rome on view at The Frick Collection from October 31, 2018 through January 20, 2019.