Musée de Cluny Exhibition: The Arts in France under Charles VII (1422-1461)

February 10, 2024

This spring, the New York Medieval Society offers support for a new exhibition, dedicated to the revival of the arts in France during the fifteenth century, at the Musée de Cluny – Musée National du Moyen Âge in Paris. This exhibition, from March 12 to June 16, 2024, envisions the reign of Charles VII (1420-1460) as a significant context for the emergence of new centers of art, such as Anjou, Berry, and Provence, and the patronage of new artists. “Les arts en France sous Charles VII (1422-1461)” highlights the influence of the Burgundian court on artistic productivity and specifically the spread of the Flemish ars nova.

The Crucifixion by the Dreux Budé Master, possibly André d’Ypres (French, active by 1425/1426, died 1450); before 1450; Oil on panel; 48.6 × 71.1 cm (19 1/8 × 28 in.); 79.PB.177

The New York Medieval Society sponsored the shipment of this panel of the Master of the Dreux-Budé Triptych by André d’Ypres from the Getty Museum in Los Angeles to the Musée de Cluny. This extraordinary painting will appear together with the right wing of the Triptych (in the collection of the Musée Fabre in Montpellier) and the left wing (at the musée du Louvre), and alongside illuminated manuscripts, paintings, sculptures, tapestries, and works of goldsmiths in the exhibition.

To learn more about the exhibition, please visit the website of the Musée de Cluny.