Jacquemart-André Museum (Musée Jacquemart-André) – Paris

Jacquemart-André Museum (Musée Jacquemart-André) – ParisJacquemart-André Museum (Musée Jacquemart-André) – ParisJacquemart-André Museum (Musée Jacquemart-André) – ParisJacquemart-André Museum (Musée Jacquemart-André) – ParisJacquemart-André Museum (Musée Jacquemart-André) – ParisJacquemart-André Museum (Musée Jacquemart-André) – Paris






Featuring 6,000 unique and precious objects amassed during the late 19th century by distinguished collectors Edouard André and his wife Nélie Jacquemart, the Jacquemart-André Museum (Musée Jacquemart-André) is one of the most fascinating museums in Paris.  Housed in a magnificent Second Empire mansion which was the celebrated and fashionable couple’s residence and private gallery, the public can tour impressive period rooms filled with exceptional paintings, sculpture, decorative art, furnishings and most notably priceless Italian Renaissance masterpieces.

The heart of the collection lies in the Italian galleries which include separate rooms devoted to Florentine painting, Venetian painting and sculpture. Within the Florentine gallery are displayed two of the museum’s most important paintings, the delicate, “Virgin and Child,” by Sandro Botticelli from 1470 and the dramatic, “Saint George and the Dragon,” by Paolo Uccello from 1435.

Major works displayed in the Venetian gallery include, “The Visit of Hippolyta to Athens,” by Carpaccio from 1495, “Ecce Homo,” by Mantegna from 1500 and, “Madonna and Child,” by Bellini from 1510. In the sculpture gallery the terracotta, “Virgin and Child,” by Della Robbia from 1460 is the standout achievement.

Visitors enter the museum through what’s known as the State Apartments where the picture gallery is dedicated to works of French art including especially fine examples like Boucher’s dual oval portraits of, “Venus,” from 1760 and Chardin’s duo of canvases depicting, “The Attributes of the Arts,” and, “The Attributes of the Sciences,” from 1731.  Passing into the Informal Apartments, another French piece de resistance, Fragonard’s, “The New Model,” from 1770 can be found in the study while the Library is dedicated to Dutch and Flemish masters such as Van Dyck, Frans Halls and Rembrandt whose, “Supper at Emmaus,” from 1628 is considered perhaps the finest version of this subject which he painted on several occasions.

Pause to admire the Winter Garden, the mansion’s most opulent architectural feature, sky-lit by a massive steel and glass roof. Ascend the adjoining marble and bronze Grand Staircase which leads to a second floor landing surrounded by another outstanding holding, Giambattista Tiepolo’s fresco, “King Henri III Being Welcomed to the Contarini Villa,” painted in 1745. Another Tiepolo fresco, “The Announcement of the Arrival of the King,” decorates the ceiling of the downstairs dining room which is also the museum café and the two together are the only Tiepolo frescoes to be found in a French Museum.

The museum also includes galleries that host temporary exhibitions often dedicated to the works of Old Masters. Private house museums are particularly mesmerizing because they transport the visitor back in time allowing them to appreciate works of art in a grouping and setting that is true to the personal vision of a collector. The Jacquemart-André is among the world’s finest examples of such an institution and thanks to the generosity of the unique couple that amassed the masterpieces within, they have been left to posterity for all to enjoy.





“Madonna and Child” (1510) - Giovanni Bellini

“Madonna and Child” (1510) – Giovanni Bellini

“Saint George and the Dragon” (1435) - Paolo Uccello

“Saint George and the Dragon” (1435) – Paolo Uccello

Virgin and Child” (1470) - Sandro Botticelli

Virgin and Child” (1470) – Sandro Botticelli

“Venus Asleep” (1760) - François Boucher

“Venus Asleep” (1760) – François Boucher

“The New Model” (1770) - Jean-Honoré Fragonard

“The New Model” (1770) – Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Jacquemart-André Museum (1875) - H. Parent

Jacquemart-André Museum (1875) – H. Parent

Official Museum Site

Jacquemart-André Museum

(Musée Jacquemart-André)

158, Boulevard Haussmann

75008 Paris, France

(1) 45-62-11-59

 

Current Exhibitions:

Rembrandt

September 16, 2016 through January 23, 2017

 

Must See in the Permanent Collection:

  • “Saint George and the Dragon” (Uccello) – 1435

  • “Virgin and Child” (Della Robbia) – 1460

  • “Virgin and Child” (Botticelli) – 1470

  • The Visit of Hippolyta to Athens” (Carpaccio) – 1495

  • “Ecce Homo” (Mantegna) – 1500

  • “Madonna and Child” (Bellini) – 1510

  • “Supper at Emmaus” (Rembrandt) – 1628

  • “The Attributes of the Arts” – (Chardin) – 1731

  •  “The Attributes of the Sciences” – (Chardin) – 1731

  • “King Henri III Being Welcomed to the Contarini Villa” (Tiepolo) – 1745

  • “The Announcement of the Arrival of the King” – (Tiepolo) – 1745

  • “Venus Asleep” (Boucher) – 1760

  • “Venus Bathing” (Boucher) – 1760

  • “The New Model” (Fragonard) – 1770

 

Visiting Hours:

Open every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Late night closings on Mondays and Saturdays until 9 p.m.

 

Admission:

12 € for an adult ticket providing access to the permanent collection.

10 € for a youth ticket (children aged 7-17) providing access to the permanent collection.

Free for children under 7.

Access to temporary exhibitions may require an additional charge.

 

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