18.06.2021 au 24.10.2021 Exposition Duc Orléans.JPG

Ferdinand-Philippe, duc d’Orléans ou le Portrait du prince idéal

Exhibition in Montauban

  • Forgotten today in the upheavals of history, Ferdinand-Philippe d'Orléans, heir to the French throne between 1830 and 1842, enjoyed considerable influence in his century. It is thanks to the genius of Ingres that his elegant silhouette still haunts our imagination, not without a disastrous feeling since this portrait, acquired by the Louvre in 2005, is the last effigy for which the prince posed, before dying in a accident. Deeply affected by the tragic death of his then 32-year-old patron,...
    Forgotten today in the upheavals of history, Ferdinand-Philippe d'Orléans, heir to the French throne between 1830 and 1842, enjoyed considerable influence in his century. It is thanks to the genius of Ingres that his elegant silhouette still haunts our imagination, not without a disastrous feeling since this portrait, acquired by the Louvre in 2005, is the last effigy for which the prince posed, before dying in a accident. Deeply affected by the tragic death of his then 32-year-old patron, Ingres did not paint any new male portraits thereafter. The exhibition, which is due to open on June 18 at the Ingres Bourdelle museum, offers a tour of the prince's life through nearly 200 works from his birth in exile in Palermo, until the day before his death, in Paris. Drawings, engravings and sculptures reveal the modern education received by this prince, brought up in a high-ranking and noble family, whom the revolution of 1830 promoted as heir to the French throne. Suddenly exposed in the newspapers of the time, associated with the propaganda developed in the service of his father and the Orleans family, he also became the target of many political cartoons. The exhibition continues with the evocation of its remarkable artistic patronage. Aware of his role as future sovereign, Ferdinand-Philippe d'Orléans indeed supported all the living artists of his time. From 1832, he had a specific budget for his house and could therefore set up sustainable and ambitious sponsorship. He orders from artists or buys works by Ingres, Barye, Delacroix, Scheffer or even Corot and, in a decade, constitutes a collection with a modern, sumptuous and independent taste, today dispersed but to which the exhibition intends partially revive. Incarnation of the hopes of a dynasty, of a nation but also of the artistic community, Ferdinand-Philippe remained an ideal prince preserved from the disillusions of power. His sudden and precocious death in 1842, when he was barely 32 years old, aroused great emotion in his family and throughout the country. In the light of this wave of sadness felt by a large part of the population, important orders for funeral and commemorative monuments were placed with the most famous artists, including the sculptors Pradier and Triqueti and the painter Ingres who recovered. to the work for the propagation and lasting fixation of the image of the late late king. The central issue of the exhibition will be to show the tension between images and the ideal. >>> PRACTICAL INFORMATION: The Ingres Bourdelle museum is closed until further notice Open every day except Monday, from 10 am to 7 pm; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Exceptional closing on 01.01, 01.05, 01.11 and 25.12
Schedules
Schedules
  • From June 18, 2021 until October 24, 2021