Musée Fabre, Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France 

François-Xavier Fabre is at the origin of the Montpellier museum to which this talented painter and passionate collector donated his extraordinary collection. Inaugurated in 1828, the Fabre museum , is then enriched by two other donations, that of Antoine Valedau who brought the schools of the North (Rubens, Steen, Ruisdaël …) then that of the great patron Alfred Bruyas to whom we owe them Corot, Millet, Courbet, Delacroix, David, Géricault, Ingres …

The halls combine Flemish and Dutch painting from the 16th and 17th centuries, Italian, Renaissance and 17th century painting, French painting from the 17th and 18th centuries, 19th century modern art with Cabanel, Courbet, Bazille and Jean Hugo rooms. , the twentieth century and contemporaries with Simon Hantaï, the Support-Surface movement, François Morellet … and a set of paintings by Pierre Soulages.

The Fabre museum also has one of the richest graphic arts firms in France, with nearly 4,000 drawings and prints, as well as a decorative arts department housed in the magnificent Cabrières-Sabatier d’Espeyran hotel.

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