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Ordrupgaard, an exceptional collection

Représentation de Gustave Courbet, Le Change, épisode de chasse au chevreuil (1866)

The Kingdom of Denmark has much more in the way of culture than The Little Mermaid and the Borgen series.

The Ordrupgaard Collection, created by philanthropists Henny and Wilhelm Hansen, between 1916 and 1918, and then secretly moved to Copenhagen, represents the cream of Impressionist painting.

Works by Monet, Pissarro, Jean Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cézanne, Degas, Manet, Courbet, and Gauguin were brought together in their manor house, alongside a rising generation of Danish artists. Wilhelm was part of a group of passionate collectors who introduced and supported French modern art in a few dazzling years.

The young businessman built his fortune in insurance and spent it almost entirely on paintings during the 1922 financial crisis. At his death, he bequeathed his entire collection to the state. After showcasing the works of Spanish art collector Alicia Koplowitz, the Musée Jacquemart-André now pays tribute to an entrepreneur with a deep passion for the art of his time




 



Le jardin secret des Hansen
Musée Jacquemart-André

from 15 septembre 2017 to 22 janvier 2018
158, boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8e
01 45 62 11 59
musee-jacquemart-andre.com

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