Jacquemart-André Museum

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Jacquemart-André Museum

The Musée Jacquemart-André is an art museum in Paris' 8th arrondissement , 158 Boulevard Haussmann . It is located in a Hôtel particulier (city palace) from the Second Empire and shows the art collection that the couple Édouard André and Nélie Jacquemart brought together between the 1860s and 1912. The museum has an important collection, ranging from old Italian masterpieces to French works from the 19th century. In her will in 1912, Nélie Jacquemarts bequeathed the city palace, the collection and her summer residence, the Abbey of Chaalis , to the Institut de France , which still makes the two houses accessible to the public as the “Jacquemart-André Foundation”.

The collection

Painting room

The museum has exhibits from the Italian Renaissance period , masterpieces from the French School of the 18th century and the Flemish Masters. The museum is named after the couple Nélie and Edouard Jacquemart-André.


The museum includes works by Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun , Canaletto , Jean-Marc Nattier , Alfred Boucher , Rembrandt van Rijn , Anthony van Dyck , Frans Hals , Giovanni Battista Tiepolo , Jacques-Louis David , Thomas Lawrence , Joshua Reynolds , Thomas Gainsborough , Gian Lorenzo Bernini , Sandro Botticelli , Andrea Mantegna , the Della Robbia family , Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin . The master of the André Madonna was named after a work kept here .


The town house was built from 1869 to 1875 according to plans by the architect Henri Parent. Édouard André came from a family of Protestant bankers and with his inherited fortune he was one of the wealthiest people in the Second Empire. Before his marriage to Nélie Jacquemart , with whom he had been married since June 29, 1881, Édouard André owned a collection of works from the Italian Renaissance . Other works were added during the marriage. The couple made several trips to Italy and bought numerous paintings and sculptures there. After Édouard André died in 1894, Nélie Jacquemart added other works of art to the collection. She traveled to the Orient and in 1902 acquired the Abbaye royale de Chaalis , where she had spent some years of her youth. Nélie died in 1912 and, by agreement with her husband, left the Abbaye and the town house to the Institut de France. On December 8, 1913, the town house was opened as the Jacquemart-André Museum. Since 1995, the Culturespaces company has been responsible for welcoming visitors, maintaining and organizing the exhibitions.


Special exhibitions

In addition to the permanent collection, the Musée Jacquemart-André shows temporary exhibitions on subjects of the visual arts in its rooms. For example, in 2009 the museum exhibited works of early Italian painting from the Lindenau Museum in Altenburg under the motto Exposition De Sienne à Florence ... Les Primitifs Italy . With the exhibition Bruegel - Memling - Van Eyck , the museum paid tribute to the art collector Samuel von Brukenthal in 2009/2010 , whose art collection can usually be seen in Sibiu, Romania .

Web links

Commons : Musée Jacquemart-André  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

See also


  1. Très bourgois in Paris in Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung from January 12, 2014, page 35 ( online )
  2. ^ Institut de France: 1913–2013, Collections Jacquemart-André, Cent ans d'ouverture au public (digitized PDF 2.2MB)
  3. ^ Nomination du nouveau conservateur du Musée Jacquemart-André de Paris, Pierre Curie | Institut de France. Retrieved July 24, 2017 .

Coordinates: 48 ° 52 ′ 32 "  N , 2 ° 18 ′ 38"  E