Vue du Salon du Louvre en l'année 1753

Gabriel de Saint-Aubin French

Not on view

This print is a rare depiction of one of the biennial exhibitions of contemporary art mounted in the Louvre’s 
Salon Carré. Saint-Aubin captures the high pitch of anticipation as visitors from various swaths of Parisian society mount the stairwell and emerge into the light-filled gallery overlooking the Seine. Although he was never made a member of the Académie Royale, and thus was not permitted to exhibit at its Salons, Saint-Aubin created the most enduring images of these public events—as interested in the mix of viewers as in the displays themselves.

Vue du Salon du Louvre en l'année 1753, Gabriel de Saint-Aubin (French, Paris 1724–1780 Paris), Etching

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