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The Marmottan Monet Museum, Paris

Former hunting lodge of Christophe Edmond Kellerman, Duke of Valmy, the Marmottan Monet Museum was bought in 1882 by Jules Marmottan. His son Paul settled in it, and had another hunting lodge built to house his private collection of art pieces and First Empire paintings.

Upon his death he bequeathed all his collections, his town house – which will become the Marmottan Monet Museum in 1934 – and the Boulogne Library's historical rich historical archives to the French Academy of Fine Arts.

In 1957, the Marmottan Monet Museum received the private collection of Madame Victorine Donop de Monchy as a donation inherited from her father, Doctor Georges de Bellio, one of the first lovers' of impressionism whose patients included Manet, Monet, Pissaro, Sisley, and Renoir.

In 1966, Michel Monet, the painter’s second son, bequeathed his property in Giverny to the French Academy of Fine Arts and his collection of paintings, inherited from his father, to the Marmottan Monet Museum. This donation endowed the Museum with the largest Claude Monet collection in the world. On this occasion, the academician architect and museum curator, Jacques Carlu, built a room inspired from the Grandes Décorations in the Tuilerie’s Orangerie to house the collection.

The works acquired by Henri Duhem and his wife Mary Sergeant splendidly completed this fund in 1987 through the generosity of their daughter Nelly Duhem. A painter and post-impressionists himself, Henri Duhem also was a passionate art collector and gathered the works of his contemporaries.

The Denis and Annie Rouart Foundation was created in 1996 within the Marmottan Monet Museum, in compliance with the benefactress' wishes. The Museum was hence enriched with prestigious works by Berthe Morisot, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, and Henri Rouart.

In 1980, Daniel Wildstein gave the Museum the exceptional illumination collection put together by his father. Throughout the years, other major donations have come to enrich the Marmottan Monet Museum collections: Emile Bastien Lepage, Vincens Bourguereau, Henri Le Riche, Jean Paul Léon, André Billecocq, Gaston Schulmann, Florence Gould Foundation, Cila Dreyfus, and Thérèse Rouart.

Source: marmottan.fr

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Exhibitions
Museum's collection
Claude Monet. Impression. Sunrise
201
Claude Monet
1872, 48×63 cm
Claude Monet. Train in the snow (the locomotive)
6
Claude Monet
1875, 78×59 cm
Claude Monet. Four poplar
3
Claude Monet
1891, 81.9×81.6 cm
Claude Monet. Springtime through the branches
12
Claude Monet
1878, 52×63 cm
Claude Monet. Water lilies
17
Claude Monet
1907
Claude Monet. The walk at Argenteuil
12
Claude Monet
1875, 60×81 cm
Claude Monet. Self-portrait in his Studio
23
Claude Monet
1884, 85×54 cm
Claude Monet. Vase with flowers
14
Claude Monet
1882, 100.3×81.9 cm
Claude Monet. Boat
12
Claude Monet
1887, 146×133 cm
Claude Monet. The castle at Dolceacqua
6
Claude Monet
1884, 92×73 cm
Claude Monet. Water lilies
6
Claude Monet
1917, 200×200 cm
Edouard Manet. Portrait of Berthe Morisot
3
Edouard Manet
1873
Claude Monet. Valley of the Creuse, evening effect
1
Claude Monet
1889, 65×81 cm
Paul Signac. Venise
5
Paul Signac
1908, 19.2×25 cm
Claude Monet. Snow effect with setting sun
4
Claude Monet
1875, 53×64 cm
Berthe Morisot. Cherry tree
6
Berthe Morisot
1891, 154×84 cm
Berthe Morisot. Eugène Manet with his daughter at Bougival
6
Berthe Morisot
1881, 73×92 cm
Claude Monet. Rose Bush
6
Claude Monet
1926, 130×200 cm
Claude Monet. The house view from the rose garden
5
Claude Monet
1920-th
Berthe Morisot. The boat in the dock
4
Berthe Morisot
1875, 17×23 cm
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