Louis-Philippe d'Orléans, from the Restoration and during his reign, not only developed French-style art by supporting his industry such as the Manufacture de Sèvres, but also brought together superb art collections thanks to his knowledge of the artists who worked alongside the authorities. His sister, Princesse Adélaïde d'Orléans, also close to the arts, was a student of Pierre Joseph Redouté. She was a talented artist and, like many other princes of the Maison d'Orleans, allowed the emergence of a line of artists.
Indeed, Louis-Philippe's children received a very advanced artistic training. Ary Scheffer, a drawing teacher, was their teacher, intellectual guide and advisor. Other artists entered the very closed circle of this family such as the sculptors David d'Angers or Antoine-Louis Barye.
In contact with these great artists, the young Princes and Princesses were very active in the artistic field: Ferdinand, Duke of Orleans, heir to the throne, showed a bold taste by supporting both romantic painters and naturalist landscape artists, then discussed in official circles. Like many of his brothers and sisters, he was also an innovator in the decorative arts, redesigning the rooms he occupied at the Palais des Tuileries in the latest fashion. His sister, Princess Marie d'Orléans, developed a talent by expressing herself in majestic works that we still know today and which are visible at the Château de Versailles.
This tradition of artist has been handed down from generation to generation until today, when Princes and Princesses of Orléans continue to perpetuate this know-how, constantly reinventing it with new techniques and new artistic expressions.
Prince Eudes d'Orléans