Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen

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Musée des beaux-arts de Rouen
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The Musée des beaux-arts de Rouen
Established1801
LocationEsplanade Marcel-Duchamp
76000 Rouen, Normandy, France
Coordinates49°26′41″N 1°05′41″E / 49.444722°N 1.094722°E / 49.444722; 1.094722Coordinates: 49°26′41″N 1°05′41″E / 49.444722°N 1.094722°E / 49.444722; 1.094722
TypeArt museum
Visitors315,000 (2011)
DirectorSylvain Amic
CuratorSylvain Amic
Websitembarouen.fr

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen is an art museum in Rouen, in Normandy in north-western France. It was established by Napoléon Bonaparte in 1801, and is housed in a building designed by Louis Sauvageot [fr] and built between 1877 and 1888. Its collections include paintings, sculptures, drawings and objets d'art.

History[edit]

Main façade of the Museum

The museum was established by Napoléon Bonaparte in 1801.[citation needed] The museum building was built between 1877 and 1888 to designs by Louis Sauvageot [fr].[citation needed] The collections include paintings, sculptures, drawings and objets d'art from the Renaissance to the present day, including a collection of Russian icons dating from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth century, and some 8000 drawings. The Depeaux collection of Impressionist works was donated to the museum in 1909.[citation needed]

Paintings[edit]

Members of the Rouen School, Salon des Artistes Rouennais, musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Robert Antoine Pinchon (centre), 1934

The museum holds paintings of several European schools from the sixteenth century to the present day. Among them is work by:[citation needed]

Selected works[edit]

Sculptures[edit]

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen houses a lost statue by Pierre Paul Puget. This statue of Hercules slaying the Hydra of Lerna was originally in the castle of Vaudreuil, and was discovered, in 1882, by Adolphe-André Porée on the grounds of the Biéville-Beuville castle.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ French Regional & American Museum Exchange (FRAME) (2010-06-19). "Hercule terrassant l'hydre de Lerne, 1659-1660". Archived from the original on 2011-07-26..