Rene Lalique at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
Maria Fernanda Passos Leite
Calouste Gulbenkian (1869–1955), the famous Portuguese collector, was a friend of René Lalique’s for fifty years, as well as a great connoisseur of the various activities of this versatile artist. Between 1899 and 1927 he acquired eighty extraordinary works of art directly from the artist. Today, these are conserved in an exclusive space inside the...