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Orientalist drawings in the Condé Museum

One of the high points of the Condé Museum collections, orientalism began in France in 1832, when Delacroix travelled to Morocco, in fact Chantilly holds one of the artist’s famous sketch books. Orientalism developed with Romanticism, but brought together artists with very different, sometimes opposing, personalities, such as Horace Vernet and Eugène Delacroix, Prosper Marilhat and Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps. It demonstrates the 19th century interest in the cultures of North Africa and regions dominated by the Ottoman Empire (Turkey, Arab countries).

The Duke of Aumale, son of King Louis-Philippe, who lived in Algeria from 1840 to 1848 during its colonisation, and was its Governor in 1848, collected works from the first half of the 19th century.


Useful information

Venue: Château/Graphic arts room


Exhibition included in the 1-day ticket without any extra charge

Curation :

Nicole Garnier, general heritage curator in charge of the Condé Museum.

The exhibition is supported by Steven Law, Découvert Fine Art and numerous donors in memory of Donald Stroud, and is also supported by the Friends of the Domaine de Chantilly


With the support of:


Press contacts :

Agnès Renoult Communication
01 87 44 25 25
National press:
Saba Agri
International press :
Marc Fernandes