Step into the splendor of 18th-century Europe.

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Frederick Ilchman, Chair, Art of Europe, and Mrs. Russell W. Baker Curator of Paintings

Thomas Michie, Russell B. and Andrée Beauchamp Stearns Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Art of Europe

Pamela Parmal, Chair and David and Roberta Logie Curator of Textile and Fashion Arts

Courtney Harris, Curatorial Research Fellow, Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Art of Europe

Ian Kelly, Actor and Author of Casanova: Actor Lover Priest Spy


This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; and the Kimbell Art Museum.

Generously supported by an anonymous foundation. Additional support from Firestone and Parson, Inc., Susan G. Kohn and Phil Markell, Alexander M. Levine and Dr. Rosemarie D. Bria-Levine, Peter and Paula Lunder Family, Patricia Scangas and Matthew Dietel, and Arthur and Linda Schwartz and the Loring Gallery Textile Exhibition Fund.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.