France

The Chester Beatty has a beautiful collection of French manuscripts, prints and printed books. These include illuminated Books of Hours, royal commissions such as books from the library of Marie Antoinette and early twentieth-century fashion plates.

Journey to Montmédy
1791
Paris
CBL Wep 0718

Highlights

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  • Slideshow
  • Art Nouveau binding
    Charles Meunier (1865-1940)
    1897
    Paris
    CBL AB454

    1 / 6

  • Garden of knowledge (Viridarium), a medieval encyclopaedia
    Jean Reynaud
    1386-1425
    Avignon
    CBL W 080

    2 / 6

  • Dressing gown from Journal des Dames et des Modes
    Gerda Wegener
    1914
    Paris
    CBL Wep 0958

    3 / 6

  • The Hanging (La Pendaison), The great miseries of war (Les grandes misères de le guerre)
    Jacques Callot (1592-1635)
    1633
    Paris
    CBL Wep 2372

    4 / 6

  • Coats of arms (Blason d’armoiries)
    possibly by Pierre d’Hozier (1592-1660)
    1601-1660
    France
    CBL W 177

    5 / 6

  • Virgin and Child from the Coëtivy Hours
    Dunois Master
    1443-1445
    Paris
    CBL W 082 f.222

    6 / 6

Open today 1pm–5pm

Tuesday to Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm


Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb

Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec & Monday Public Holidays.

Admission is free
Suggested donation €5

Map

Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92