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Ulysses on show at the Château de
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CAPITAL IDEA Three London galleries are among the 46 exhibitors taking part in this month’s Fine Arts Paris, which offers visitors an exclusive look behind the scenes of rarely-open museums in the French capital.
Charles Beddington, Callisto Fine Arts and Rafael Valls will all show work at the event from November 13-17.
Art lovers will also get the chance to visit private collections rarely on show to the public including that of Émile Hermès (1871-1951) reflecting its owners love of horses and travel.
The largest collection of public sculpture in France, the Conservation of Religious and Civil Works of Art, which stores more than 2,000 original plasters in Ivry, near Paris will also be open to the public.
Organiser, Bertrand Gautier, said: “This year’s off-site event, the third of its type, is held in partnership with various art institutions, and offers a series of special visits to major exhibitions and little-known places.”
Above Conservation of Religious and Civil Works of Art in a disused water plant at Ivry near Paris
Above right The hidden collection of Émile Hermès (1871-1951) is devoted to horses and travel
The Château de Fontainebleau will showcase a new painting not currently on show to the public. Minerva Beautifies Ulysses, is a rare example from the School of Fontainebleau.
For more details on the fair, and its satellite events go to www. finearts-paris.com
ALLY A late 16th-century portrait of Richard III has gone on display at a Kent castle, 567 years to the day after he was born.
The painting of the monarch – which has never been publicly displayed before – was unveiled in the Long Gallery at Hever Castle by the Tudor expert Dr David Starkey on October 2. Dendrochronological analysis has dated the work, which has been in a private collection for many years, to 1586. The distinctive design of the hat jewel does not appear in any other recorded portraits of Richard III. The castle’s Long Gallery, which was created in 1506 by Thomas Boleyn, Anne’s father, has been restored to look as it would have done in the 16th century.
Top Henry VIII’s bedchamber, the monarch stayed at the castle on several occasions when courting Anne Boleyn
Above Richard III, English School, Late 16th century © Hever Castle and Gardens
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