How do you feel about sipping in a lot of history especially those that belongs to eighteenth century Italy? Welcome to the Musée Jacquemart-André, a museum that is built from the private home of Nelie Jacquemart and Edouard Andre.
There are no prizes for guessing how this museum derived its name. This museum exhibits the art collection that these two collected during their lives. Ask those who know more about this couple and they will tell you that Edouard Andre spent a better part of his life and fortune to purchase works of art. This gentleman then displayed all his collections in his new mansion. As far as Nelie Jacquemart is concerned, she married Andre 10 years after painting his portrait.
According to history, the couple would travel to Italy every year and bring back with them Italian art, thereby amassing one of the biggest and finest collection of Italian art in France. This famous couple later on visited the Orient, bought back more work of art from there, and added it to their collection. After Andre passed away, Nelie Jacquemart bequeathed the mansion along with its treasured collection to the Institut de France.
The museum that you see today was opened to the public in the year 1913. It boasts of masterpieces by artists like Perugino, Botticini, and Botticelli. Of special mention is the `St. George and the Dragon’ by Ulcello.