Musée Jacquemart-André


Another private collection that completely ignored the contemporary – this time of a Protestant banker and his artist wife. It was instructive to see three Rembrandts side by side: the one painted by Rembrandt in his 20s was completely different in brushstroke from the one painted 30 years later. I goggled at the thought of transporting a fresco from Venice to Paris: apparently it took 8 months to do so.


La réception d’Henri III à la villa Contarini 1745 by Tiepolo

It was notable that the smoking room ditched the Louis for mediaeval and far eastern furniture – presumably seen as a more masculine style.

I was impressed by the winter garden staircase leading up to the Tiepolo:


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2 Responses to Musée Jacquemart-André

  1. Sojourner says:

    This is such a lovely museum. I’ve long wished I could work it into one of our sojourns but alas it is so troublesomely far from most other points of interest. Did you enjoy a Sunday brunch there? I think is is a magical escape from all the hustle-bustle of the city. 🙂


    • Yes, we had lunch there, which was a very pleasant experience with good service. I was fortunate enough to be shown to a table against the wall, so I had a full view of the ceiling and the room. It’s a good place to go if you’ve had enough city grime and need to be reminded why you ever thought Paris was chic and cultured.


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