The "Naples in Paris" exhibition, which opened at the Louvre Museum in June, includes the masterpieces of the Capodimonte Museum. Capodimonte, one of the largest museums in Italy, also has a remarkable porcelain collection. The collection selection moved to the Louvre can be viewed until January 8.
Reasserting the importance of collaborative efforts among European museums, the Musée du Louvre has formed a partnership of unprecedented scope with the Museo di Capodimonte for 2023. A selection from the valuable collection of the Capodimonte Museum can be viewed at the Louvre until January 8.
The royal palace, which once served as a hunting lodge for Naples’s Bourbon monarchs, is now one of the largest museums in Italy, as well as one of the most important picture galleries in Europe in terms of both number and quality of works. It also houses t a remarkable collection of porcelain. The collection owes its richness to the products of the Royal Porcelain Factory, which was established in Capodimonte, near Naples, in 1743. Among the artefacts exhibited in the Chapel Hall of the Louvre Museum there is also Filippo Tagliolini’s extraordinary porcelain sculpture group titled “The Fall of the Giants” from this valuable collection.