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Exhibition of XIX century French engravings in Tsinandali

Aleksandre Chavchavadze House Museum opened summer season of exhibitions. Engravings, represented at the exhibition, are enlisted in botanical encyclopedia of the XIX century as an illustration material. Unique engravings belong to French artist Auguste Faguet, who is famous for naturalist botanical engravings. He is the illustrator of numerous important publications.

As it is known, the Family of Aleksandre Chavhcavadze was fond of gardening and gave it great consideration. Tsinandali garden was the first garden designed by European manner in South Caucasus. Arnold Regel, that time well-known Landscape architect, was especially invited to Tsinandali garden in 1886-87. The garden had numerous local and exotic plants. Chavchavadze’s Library was full of botanical literature, which unfortunately was destroyed by the fire.

The exhibition will include 30 works of high artistic merit.

Botanical encyclopedia, published in Paris at the end of the XIX century is a gift of the Smithsonian Institution as an important and rarity publication. Aleksandre Chavchavadze House Museum and unique botanical garden is under patronage of the Smithsonian Institution since 2016.

http://achp.si.edu/chavchavadze/tsintoday.html

Guests of Tsinandali House Museum will be able to get familiar with works of Auguste Faguet until summer.