Jacquemart-André Museum Overview:
Located near the Champs-Elysées, the Musée Jacquemart-André is arguably one of Paris' finest museums, although it often gets overlooked by tourists. Housed in an opulent 19th century mansion built by art collectors Edouard André and his wife Nélie Jacquemart, the permanent collection features great works from the Italian Renaissance, 18th century French painters and masterpieces from the 17C Flemish school. Key works from artists including Fragonard, Botticelli, Van Dyck, Vigée-Lebrun, David and Uccello make up the heart of the exhibits. Louis XV and Louis XVI-era furniture and objets d'art complete the collection.
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection:
The collections at the Jacquemart-Andre museum are divided into four sections: Italian Renaissance, French 18th Century Painting, The Flemish School, and Furniture/Objets d'Art.
The Italian Renaissance
The "Italian Museum" consists in an extensive collection of paintings from Italian Renaissance masters, both from the Venice school (Bellini, Mantega) and the Florentine school (Ucello, Botticini, Bellini, and Perugino).
Dedicated to 18th century masterpieces from the French school, this section features works such as Boucher's Venus Asleep, Fragonard's The News Model, and iconic portraits by Nattier, David or Vigée-Lebrun.
The Flemish and Dutch Schools
In this section, 17th-century works from Flemish and Dutch painters such as Anton Van Dyck and
Rembrandt Van Rijn dominate, and the collection is curated to show how these painters would have an influence on French artists working in the following century.
Furniture and Objets d'Art
Furniture and precious objects from the Louis XV and Louis XVI periods make up this final collections, including armchairs upholstered with Beauvais tapestry and made by Carpentier.