Officer & Gentleman in the 19th century, the exhibition at the Louvre

Published by Laurent P. · Updated on 23 October 2019 at 15h32 · Published on 23 October 2019 at 15h30
From November 7, 2019 to February 10, 2020 the Louvre devotes an exhibition to Horace His de La Salle’s collection. Called “Officier & Gentleman au XIXe siècle” [Officer & Gentleman in the 19th century], this is the occasion to discover one of the most generous art collectors of his time.

Discovering how important private collectors are in their relationships to art and museums’ blossom. From November 7, 2019 to February 10, 2020 the Louvre offers an exhibition around the collection of one of the most prolific donators for the Parisian venue, Aimé Charles Horace His de La Salle. Called “Officier & Gentleman au XIXe siècle: la collection Horace His de La Salle” [Officer & Gentleman in the 19th century: Horace His de La Salle’s collection], the exhibition focuses on the collector’s purchases including drawings sculptures and art items and on his donations to the Louvre.

All in all, 21 paintings and 450 drawings have been bequeathed to the museum. An exhibition that aims at “giving a correct picture of the collector’s taste, his interdisciplinary nature” with the participation of four departments of the museum: Graphic Arts (67 drawings and a miniature), Paintings (four paintings), Sculptures and Art Objects (seven slabs and sculptures from the Renaissance).

A retrospective completed by over forty exceptional loans from other museums including Alençon, Dijon, Lyon and the Fine Art School. And the occasion for visitors to discover the universe of collectors and their contributions to the blossom of French museums and especially the Louvre. Let’s discover this collection, shall we, friends?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 7 November 2019 to 10 February 2020



    Pyramide - Cour Napoléon
    75001 Paris 1

    Métro Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre

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    Ouvert du 9h à 18h, de 9h à 22h les mercredis et vendredis. Fermé le mardi.

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