Musée Magnin

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Musée Magnin
Façade 08-520429.jpg
Entrance of the museum
Established 1938
Location Hôtel Lantin
4 Rue des Bons Enfants
21 000 Dijon
Coordinates 47°19′15″N 5°02′32″E / 47.320967°N 5.042262°E / 47.320967; 5.042262
Type Art museum

The Musée Magnin is a national museum in the French city of Dijon, with a collection of around 2,000 works of art collected by Maurice Magnin and his wife Jeanne and bequeathed to the state in 1937 along with the hôtel Lantin, a 17th-century hôtel particulier in the old-town quarter of Dijon where it is now displayed as an amateur collector's cabinet of curiosities and as the Magnin family home.


The collection includes objets d'art, paintings, drawings and old master prints,


Around 650 of these (the majority) are by French artists, notably Claude Vignon, Nicolas Régnier, Philippe de Champaigne, Laurent de La Hyre, Eustache Le Sueur, Sébastien Bourdon, Lubin Baugin, Charles de La Fosse, Pierre Subleyras, Jacques-Louis David, Théodore Géricault, Antoine-Jean Gros, Horace Vernet, Girodet-Trioson, Pierre-Narcisse Guérin and Eugène Isabey. There are also 170 canvases by Italian artists (including Girolamo di Benvenuto, Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio, Giovanni Cariani, Andrea Schiavone, Marcello Venusti, Sofonisba Anguissola, Alessandro Allori, Palma Giovane, Bartolomeo Schedoni, Bernardo Strozzi, Giovanni Baglione, Giovanni Battista Crespi, Francesco Cozza, Volterrano, Carlo Dolci, Giovanni Francesco Romanelli, Luca Giordano, Alessandro Magnasco, Sebastiano Ricci, Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini, Giambattista Tiepolo and Gaspare Traversi) and works by northern artists such as Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Joachim Wtewael, Roelandt Savery, Pieter Lastman, Jan Van Bijlert, Bartholomeus van der Helst, Jacques D'arthois, Nicolas Maes, Frederik de Moucheron, Jan Weenix, Gérard de Lairesse, Jan Frans van Bloemen and Anton Raphael Mengs.

Objets d'art and graphic arts[edit]

The most notable sculpture in the collection is Bernini's Blessed Ludovica Albertoni. The collection of drawings is a rich one, often by artists also represented by the paintings in the collection (such as Laurent de La Hyre, Eustache Le Sueur, Sébastien Bourdon, Gérard de Lairesse, Anton Raphaël Mengs as well as others (Eugène Delacroix, Giuseppe Cesari, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, François Boucher, Natoire, Parrocel, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Carle van Loo and Jean-Germain Drouais).

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Coordinates: 47°19′15″N 5°02′32″E / 47.32083°N 5.04222°E / 47.32083; 5.04222