Château de Chantilly – The Gallery of Painting and The Rotunda

The Gallery of Painting is the main event of the Condé Gallery at Château de Chantilly. It’s the largest room of the chateau and features 85 pieces of the collection that once belonged to the Duke of Aumale.

As is usually the case when I’m out and about, I generally avoid including people in my photos. Sometimes that means that I miss documenting places or things, because the shot would end up being too people-y for my liking. Which is why I’m sharing a photo that I’ve borrowed from the Domaine de Chantilly website. I feel it’s necessary to show the full scale of the room.

As you can see, the paintings are displayed from floor to ceiling. Frames of all sizes are arranged according to format, but not in chronological order like you often see in galleries.

Here are a few of the pieces that jumped out at me..

At one end of the room is is The Rotunda, featuring Italian Renaissance pieces. I, on the other hand, was more taken by the architecture.

This gallery was the most people-y space of the chateau during our visit, so I didn’t stick around as long as I’d have liked to. I should have looped back around for a second look. Next time!

Bonne journée!


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