Etienne Clément‘s exhibition Les Fêtes Galantes at London Fields has been canceled. It will probably take place in June (dates to be confirmed). The Story In 1774 Francis John Tyssen, Lord of the Manor of Hackney did what most young men from his social rank did at the time: the Grand Tour. On his return, he decided to spend a few months in Paris to experience its joie de vivre. He soon became a regular guest at the fashionable fêtes galantes – lavish outdoor parties set in the vast, luxuriant parks in stately homes and châteaux that surround Paris. Chantilly...
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