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LE SIAM A FONTAINEBLEAU: L'AMBASSADE DU 27 JUIN 1861 (Siam at Fontainebleau: The Mission of June 27, 1861). Ed. by Xavier Salmon. Musee national du chateau de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, 2011. Published by Reunion des Musees Nationaux-Grand Palais, Paris. 144 pp. with 267 ills. (200 col.). 28 x 22 cm. ISBN 9782711859412 In French.
Accompanying an exhibition that marked the 150th anniversary of Napoleon III's reception of the Siamese embassy at the royal Chateau de Fontainebleau in the summer of 1861, this catalogue documents some 100 works of art associated with the diplomatic meeting, including gifts presented to the French ruler by the delegates of King Mongkut of Siam, among them enameled vessels, elaborate palanquins and parasols, jade and porcelain items, gold objects, laquerware, gem-encrusted arms and other treasures from the East, while also presenting drawings, prints, paintings and photographs that were produced to document the historic event and its participants.
Indexing: Western, Europe, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Asia (Traditional) — France, Thailand (Siam) — 1800-1900 — Several Media
Plans: 69,75
Worldwide Number: 077256
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