To provide easy access and coverage, the exhibition is divided into four (4) sections/rooms:
- The first section is dedicated to the prince’s roles, presenting the king’s functions (builder, priest, warlords etc) as described via various artistic media;
- The second section, believed to justify Legitimacy through Persuasion, focuses on Louis XIV and Henry IV (as well as his various representations). The room also features paintings by Frans Pourbus the Younger, Ingres etc plus sculpture works by Barthélémy Prieur and François-Joseph Bosio.
- The third section, representing the ancient world, lingers over equestrian statues.
- The fourth, an emblem of power, displays majestic portraits of monarchs and their pomp. A part of the room is likewise dedicated to historical and iconographic breaks related to the French Revolution.
Paul Mironneau, Director of the Musée National et Domaine du Château de Pau; Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre
Florence Dinet, Musée du Louvre
From September 27th, 2017 to July 2nd, 2018
Opening hours & Days
Wednesday to Monday - 9am—6pm Closed on Tuesdays
Late-night openings: Wednesday and Friday, until 10 p.m.
The Petite Galerie, Richelieu wing
Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France
€15 (permanent collections + exhibitions)