Presentation of Fabre Museum, Montpellier

The Fabre Museum, Montpellier is the main museum of the city. Set in a private mansion dating from the 18th Century and located in the historic center of the city of Montpellier, the museum opened its doors in 1828. The fund owned by the museum consists of various paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures.

François-Xavier Fabre, painter and engraver of the movement of Classicism donated his collection which benefited to the city. Other donations allowed to acquire works by artists such as Courbet, Delacroix or Cabanel.

The Fabre Museum, Montpellier, has a large collection of paintings by French artists from the 15th Century to the 20th Century, such as Poussin, Blanchard, Degas, Clear, Delacroix, Corot, Matisse or even Monet and Renoir.

Some paintings can be mentioned like "The Women of Algiers" by Delacroix, "The Bathers" by Courbet and "A Wetnurse in the Luxembourg garden" by Degas.

But the museum also features paintings by Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch or Flemish artists: Bruegel the Youth, Rubens, Ribera and also Allori are among the artists whose works are exhibited at the Fabre Museum, Montpellier. Finally, the museum has several hundred sculptures, authors such as Bartolini, Pajou and Richier, but also many drawings by artists such as Bourdon, Gericault, Poussin and Raphael.

Presentation of the exhibition Fabre Museum, Montpellier

The Museum of Fine Art in the city of Montpellier (Musée Fabre), in the South of France, bears the name of Francois-Xavier Fabre (1766-1837), who left his personal collection to his native town.

Here you can admire the picture “Vertumnus and Permona” by Jean Ranc or “The Women of Algiers” by Delacroix.

The collection includes works by the Montpellier painter Jean-Fréderic Bazille, such as his “View of a Village”, and above all paintings by Gustave Courbet, including the famous “Bonjour Monsieur Courbet”.

Enjoy your visit!

Masterpieces displayed in the exhibition Fabre Museum, Montpellier

Veronese: "The Mystical Wedding of Saint Catherine" (c.1560-65, Musée Fabre - Fabre Museum, Montpellier)

Alessandro Allori: "Venus and cupid" (after 1570, Musée Fabre - Fabre Museum, Montpellier)

Francesco Albani: "Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise" (c.1650-60, Musée Fabre - Fabre Museum, Montpellier)

Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer: "Flowers, Fruits and Precious Objects" (1665, Musée Fabre - Fabre Museum, Montpellier)

Jean Ranc: " Vertumnus and Pomona" (c.1710-22, Musée Fabre - Fabre Museum, Montpellier)

Eugène Delacroix: "The Women of Algiers" (1849, Musée Fabre - Fabre Museum, Montpellier)

Gustave Courbet: "Bonjour Monsieur Courbet" (1854, Musée Fabre - Fabre Museum, Montpellier)

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: "Antiochus et Stratonice" (1866, Musée Fabre - Fabre Museum, Montpellier)

Frédéric Bazille: "View of a Village" (1868, Musée Fabre - Fabre Museum, Montpellier)

Edgar Degas: "A Wetnurse at the Luxembourg Garden" (c.1875, Musée Fabre - Fabre Museum, Montpellier)

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