Museums have always been a place to show a part of history, one such museum is Musée Jacquemart-André which was originally the living place of Édouard André (1833–1894) and Nélie Jacquemart (1841-1912) and today it is the centre of the art work, they collected throughout their lives. The architecture of the huge mansion follows Haussmann style.
The Musée Jacquemart-André is today under the supervision of Institute de France. Musée Jacquemart-André is not only a beautiful Second Empire mansion but every corner tells the tale of the two being art enthusiasts. The collection is unique and engaging. The art work shows the connection of the Edouard and Nelie. Edouard André who was the 19th century collector along with his wife Nélie Jacquemart the renowned portrait artist of her time, have travelled Europe and East. They had keen interest in art and have collected some rare art work and furniture.
Today Musée Jacquemart-André is visited by art lovers that come from all parts of the globe. The beautiful mansion is itself a masterpiece of architecture. Musée Jacquemart-André offers the visitors to look into the lavish living style of 19th century. The entire first floor of the mansion is dedicated to Italian art of Florence and Venice during Renaissance period. Nélie Jacquemart had great love for Italian art.
The rest of the collections are exhibited under the categories of Archaeology, Architecture, Decorative Arts, Fine Arts, Interior decoration, Art instruments, Furniture, Objects d’art, Painting, Sculpture, Tapestries, Byzantium (4th century – 15th century), Middle Ages (5th century – 15th century), Gothic (12th century – 15th century), Renaissance (15th century – 16th century), Baroque (16th century – 17th century), Rococo (18th century), Neoclassicism (18th century – 19th century) and Romanticism (18th century – 19th century).
There are five major parts in Musée Jacquemart-André including the state apartments, the informal apartments, the winter garden, the Italian museum and private apartments. The monumental stairways are very elegant as well. The café and the restaurant are also decent to sit in and have something to eat. The environment is royal and makes you feel being part of 19th Century.
The Musée Jacquemart-André exhibits the work of artists including Élisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun, Bellini, Botticini, Luca Signorelli, Cima da Conegliano, Pietro Perugino, Neri di Bicci, Vittore Crivelli, Luca della Robbia, Paolo Uccello, Canaletto, Jean-Marc Nattier, Alfred Boucher, Quentin Massys, Rembrandt, Anthony van Dyck, Frans Hals, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Jacques-Louis David, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Thomas Lawrence, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Sandro Botticelli, Andrea Mantegna, Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin.
The Google rating for Musée Jacquemart-André is 4.5 stars. Most of the visitors have referred the place to be great, interesting and appealing in every manner. The tea room is admired a lot and is said to be the best in Paris. The Musée Jacquemart-André is doing great in serving the visitors to establish the connection and relate to the art work of 19th century.