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art collector, military personnel, politician, diplomat, secretary, collector of Dutch and Flemish painting, collector of Dutch and Flemish drawings, print collector
Choiseul was ambassador of the French king in respectively Rome and Vienna; later he was Foreign Secretary of France. His collection comprised a great many (79%) Dutch and Flemish paintings (Michel 2010, p. 55); the collection was auctioned in 1772, after Choiseul fell from grace (through the machinations of the Du Barry faction) with king Louis XV. The Auction in Paris on December 10, 1787 with the name 'Le Duc de Ch***' was interpreted by Lugt as that of the Duc de Choiseul or the Duc de Chabot. It is however more likely to have been the Duc de Chabot's collection, as it is very improbable that De Choiseul brought another notable collection together after 1772 (R. van Leeuwen, October 2012).
Nationality/school
French
Born
Nancy 1719-06-28
Deceased
Paris 1785-05-08
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son of François-Joseph de Choiseul-Stainville-de Beaupré; older brother of Léopold-Charles de Choiseul-Beaupré (1724-1774); married in 1750 to Louise Honorine Crozat, daughter of Louis François Crozat
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Period of activity
1740 - 1772
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  • Parijs 1750
    Choiseul installed his collection in 1750 in the Hôtel Crozat, rue de Richelieu in Paris.
  • Rome
  • Wenen
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Entered on: 2010-11-23; Modification on: 2018-09-03

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