A porcelain firmament. From China to Europe - Exhibition catalogue
The Palace on the banks of the Tagus River takes its name from three saints martyred there; a temple was erected in their memory, then after the reconquest of Lisbon in 1147, a church developed into a convent and became the residence of a rich banker.
At the end of the 15th century, the rich bourgeois residence was transformed into a royal residence. Out of fashion, the palace went through a dark period. It is at this time that the first references of its occupation by the Lancaster can be found.
The Lancasters were great lovers of works of art. The inventory drawn up in 1704 at the death of Luís gives an idea of the richness of their collections by describing countless Chinese porcelains (of which the ceiling of the porcelain salon is the ultimate testimony), Chinese silks and gold brocades from India, silverware, tapestries, paintings by many masters.
In 1870 the palace was rented to the French Minister in Lisbon, who installed the legation there. In 1909 France bought the palace, which became the headquarters of the French Embassy in Portugal. In 1937, the building was extended to the west by the Institut français.
Exhibition at the National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet, from March 13 to June 10, 2019
- Number of illustrations :
- Museum :
- Musée des Arts asiatiques–Guimet
- Dimensions :
- 17,1 x 24,2 x 0,6 cm
- Size of the book :
- Broché sans Rabat
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- Reference :
- Diffuseur :
- FLAMMARION SA
- Distributeur :
- FLAMMARION SA