Paris Tableau, Palais de la Bourse, Paris Nov 4 - Nov 8, 2011
We are showing at the inaugural Paris Tableau. This new fair, held in the centre of Paris, is dedicated entirely to Old Master paintings and like the Musée Louvre, will showcase exclusively works painted before 1850. The gallery will be exhibiting a wide range of old Masters including a recently rediscovered Canaletto and a Francesco Guardi Capriccio. An oil sketch of the Entry of Henri IV into Paris by Baron Gerard to be shown at Tableau was the artist’s proposal for the related, later Versailles painting. Presented to the King for approval, Louis-Philippe later gave this sketch to the Duchesse de Berry. We will also exhibit a wonderfully personal work by Ary Scheffer related to the Louvre’s large-scale Les ombres de Francesca da Rimini et de Paolo Malatesta apparaissent à Dante et à Virgile.