Madame de Pompadour in the Frame: An exhibition at Waddesdon Manor from factum-arte on Vimeo.

Factum Foundation are delighted to collaborate with the Rothschild Foundation at Waddesdon Manor on an exhibition exploring the new perspectives which facsimiles can provide on existing works of art.

The exhibition centres around two facsimiles produced by Factum of works depicting Madame de Pompadour, the erudite and powerful mistress of Louis XV, by Francois Boucher; one being his monumental famous 1756 portrait, now displayed at Alte Pinakothek in Munich, and the other a small oil sketch held at Waddeston. A combination of the Lucida 3D scanner and panoramic photography were utilised to record both the fine surface relief and colour of the canvas'.

The facsimiles, presented at Waddesdon in an exhibition organised by Factum Foundation and Waddesdon Manor and designed by Skene Catling de la Peña, is running from May 23 to October 27 2019. This will allow visitors to examine the facsimiles and explore the process of making them; they are accompanied by objects and images relating to the paintings from Waddesdon’s superlative 18th century collections.

A film by Oscar Parasiego for Factum Arte