In 1767, Louis XV appointed Pierre Gouthière doreur seul ordinaire (gilder to the king), thus initiating his long, prestigious career in the service of the French court. In conjunction with the special exhibition, the show’s curator discusses the artist’s life and production, as well as his relationship to the powerful clientele he served.
Charlotte Vignon, Curator of Decorative Arts, introduces the exhibition Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries, Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France, on view at the Frick Collection until May 17, 2015. For more information about this exhibition, please visit www.frick.org/donquixote. Click here for detailed image credits.
This Gilt-Brass and Silver Table Clock with Astronomical and Calendrical Dials (c. 1653) was made by David Weber. The clock is featured in the exhibition Precision and Splendor: Clocks and Watches at The Frick Collection, on display from January 23, 2013, through March 9, 2014.