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Etienne Clément – Boudoir, An Exhibition Private View 1720


The Chapel One night whilst on a pilgrimage journey to Rome, the grand esthete and art collector Louis Henri de Bourbon, Prince de Condé (1692-1740) had a vision. Mary Magdalene appears to him in the nude. On his return to his Château in Chantilly (France) and following a promise he made to Pope Clément XI, he proceeded with the erection of a chapel on his own private estate/hunting grounds and he dedicated it to S. Mariae Magdalenae de Beata Virgine corpus. He then went on to purchase in an art gallery – a novelty at the time – in Paris...

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