Tiepolo's fresco

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To put the finishing touches to this grand staircase, the Jacquemart-Andrés installed this large fresco painted by Giambattista Tiepolo for the Contarini villa in the Veneto, where they found and bought it in 1893.

It shows Henri III returning from Poland to take over the succession to the throne of France from his brother Charles IX. He travelled via Venice where he was received by the Doge Contarini.

A ceiling painted by the same artist depicting The announcement of the arrival of the king completed the décor of the Venetian villa. This ceiling was installed in the mansion’s Dining Room, now the Tea Room. Happy times when one could buy such a collection of Tiepolo’s work and add the two ceilings in the Study and the Boudoir all in the same year.

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