Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyons


Musee des Beaux Arts de Lyons, with 70 rooms covering 7,000 m², is the largest Fine Arts museum in France after the Louvre. It contains sculptures and paintings from the 14th to the 20th century, collections of Egyptian art, oriental art, art objects, coins, etc. Madame Delubac left her collections to the museum in 1997.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the museum was a precursor in acquiring Impressionist paintings (Café-Concert at Les Ambassadeurs by E. Degas, Nave Nave Mahana by P. Gaugin), which was unique for museums outside of Paris. As a reward for its daring choices, the museum obtained works of established artists such as J. Chinard (Juliette Récamier), Theodore Géricault (Portrait of a Woman Suffering from Obsessive Envy) and A. Rodin ; the museum acquired five of his sculptures (including The Temptation of St. Anthony).

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