The Gallery of Painting and the Rotunda
The Gallery of Painting is the heart of the Condé Museum. It provides an exceptional example of 19th century museography: paintings are laid out at several levels, frame by frame according to format, with no chronological order. In all, 85 paintings including Poussin’s The Massacre of the Innocents and Philippe de Champaigne’s Portrait of Richelieu are exhibited according to the Duke of Aumale’s personal taste. At the far end of the gallery, masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance are exhibited in the Rotunda, including Piero di Cosimo’s portrait of Simonetta Vespucci.