Nélie Jacquemart

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Nélie Jacquemart-André, née Cornélia Barbe Hyacinthe Jacquemart (25 July 1841, Paris – 14 May 1912, Paris) was a French painter, collector and art patron.

Jacquemart started her career as a student of Léon Cogniet and the École des Beaux-Arts.[1] She became best known for her portraits of famous personalities.[2]

In 1872 she met banker Édouard André at a portrait session, whom she eventually married in 1881.


In 1912 she left both the Musée Jacquemart-André and Chaalis Abbey to the Institut de France.

Jean-Pierre Babelon of the École Nationale des Chartres called her a great collector and great patron of the arts.[3] In her 1879 book Studying Art Abroad, May Alcott Nieriker lists Jacquemart with Rosa Bonheur, Louise Abbema, and Sara Bernhardt as distinguished artists.[4]


  1. ^ Histoire, Le Figaro (2015-03-12). "Nélie Jacquemart-André, collectionneuse et mécène". Le Figaro (in French). ISSN 0182-5852. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Nélie Jacquemart et Édouard André | Institut de France". www.institut-de-france.fr. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  3. ^ "Nélie Jacquemart-André, une grande collectionneuse et un grand mécène". École nationale des chartes (in French). 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  4. ^ Nieriker, Abigail May Alcott (1879). Studying Art Abroad, and how to do it cheaply. Boston: Roberts Brothers. p. 51. 

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