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Detailed description :Un Allemand à la cour de Louis XIV

Un Allemand à la cour de Louis XIV

De Dürer à Van Dyck, la collection nordique d'Everhard Jabach

Author(s): Blaise  Ducos, Olivia Savatier Sjöholm

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Everhard Jabach (1618-1695) was one of the greatest collectors of his time. He was a merchant banker from a powerful Cologne family, who as a young man moved to Paris, where he threw in his lot with the French monarchy, playing a key role in the economic policy of Colbert, Louis XIV's Minister of Finances.
When Jabach sold his magnificent collection to Louis XIV in 1662 and 1671, it became the basis of the royal collection of paintings and drawings. Although Jabach, like the other great collectors of that time, was mainly interested in Italian art, the remarkable quality of his Northern European collection - with many works by Dürer, Holbein, Bril, Van Orley, Rubens, and Van Dyck - is worthy of close attention, revealing as it does the uniqueness of a collector who, although living in Paris, never gave up his contacts with the city and the country where he was born. As a member of a vast trading network that extended to London, Amsterdam and Antwerp, he was in a particularly good position to channel towards Paris the finest pieces of German and Flemish art on the market. In the battles for influence and the competition between merchants, collectors and financiers that were then prevalent on a Europe-wide scale, the Jabach collection is emblematic of French influence at its highest point.
The works assembled in this book illustrate the importance of this outstanding collector, whose promotion of Northern European art to the king and the royal painters helped forge in French art lovers a taste for the Northern European schools.

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208 pages

Paperback with flaps, 24.5 x 28 cm, 86 illustrations

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Catalog of the exhibition held at the Musée du Louvre from June 20 to September 16, 2013.


17th century
ISBN French978-2-84742-274-0
French only


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