FPS SYMPOSIUM – Everyday Rococo: Madame de Pompadour and the Arts

SAVE THE DATE: 3-4 December 2021, The Wallace Collection

The French Porcelain Society is pleased to announce its forthcoming symposium Everyday Rococo: Madame de Pompadour and the Arts to be held at the Wallace Collection, London, on 3-4 December 2021. With two days of papers, which we hope will also be available online, this will be the first reassessment of Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson’s artistic patronage since the landmark exhibition, Madame de Pompadour et les Arts of 2002.

Commemorating the Tercentenary of her birth, and marking the publication of Rosalind Savill’s book Everyday Rococo: Madame Pompadour and Sèvres Porcelain, this conference will welcome international experts discussing her interests in the fine and decorative arts from pets to porcelain and from prints to religious paintings. Further details will follow in the Autumn, but please save the dates (Friday 3-Saturday 4 December).

Image: Tea Service (déjeuner ‘Courteille’, four gobelets ‘Hébert’ et soucoupespot à sucre ‘Bouret’), lapis and green ground painted with children in landscapes by André-Vincent Vielliard, date letter F for 1759, probably bought by Mme de Pompadour in December 1759. The Wallace Collection, London (C401-06)