Engraving for the King at the Louvre Museum

Engraving for the King at the Louvre Museum
The art of engraving is one that many of us don’t fully appreciate. We can see the final results and images in some art exhibitions, but we rarely get to see anything regarding the processes. This is all about to change with a new exhibition at the Louvre. This show takes a series of plates and places them with these more familiar images. It is the perfect way for visitors to get a better understanding of the work that goes into creating this sort of artwork. In many cases, the engraved metal plates are just as beautiful as the scenes that they create. 

Engraving for the King takes 120 pieces in total – including 70 of these plates – with some important works from Colbert that were ordered for Louis XIV. This unusual show runs in the Pyramide - Cour Napoléon until the 20th of May. Take the time to see it this spring and learn a little more about this craft.

Organized by:
Jean-Gérald Castex, Musée du Louvre

Useful information :

From February 21,
2019 to May 20, 2019

Rotonde Sully
Louvre Museum 
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

15€ (permanent collections + exhibitions)

Opening hours
Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Tuesday.
Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.