Week 3

In week 3, we learned about Catherine of Austria and herkunstkammer. Who is a another female patron of the arts? As you reflect on this question, remember to link any images or textual sources to your journal posting that might relate to this question or your thoughts on it.

Another female patron of the arts is Empress Josephine de Beauharnais; the first Empress of the French, the first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. She is the first female sovereign collector in France and her art collections consist of paintings, sculptures and porcelain.

Chateau de Malmaison

Chateau de Malmaison

The place where the Empress took residence in and had her art collections kept.

Josephine: The Rose of Martinique – Page 351