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Antonio de La Gandara

Friend of Versailles



3 November 2018 - 21 February 2019


Lambinet museum in Versailles


The exhibition will pay tribute to the artist whose reputation resurfaced with the return to grace of the Belle Époque. La Gandara was familiar with Versailles, which he often frequented, notably when visiting Count Robert de Montesquiou. He realized several representations of her gardens. In 1911, he acquired there a second residence.


As the centenary of the artist’s disappearance is celebrated this year, the City of Versailles has decided to gather 115 pieces of his work with the support of 40 private and public contributors. This will be his first major retrospective. It will take place at the Hôtel Lambinet Museum and will exhibit the rich production of the great master, from his early work at the time he frequented the Chat Noir cabaret through his symbolist period, portraits mondains, landscapes, delicate drawings and pastels.