Musée Condé, Chantilly
Protective coat madonna , Enguerrand Charonton
Elisabeth of Austria, Francois Clouet
Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci, Piero di Cosimo
Hunting heron, Algeria, Eugène Fromentin
The Ham Breakfast, Nicolas Lancret
Massacre of the Innocents, Nicolas Poussin
Landscape with two nymphs, Nicolas Poussin
Three Graces, Raphael
The Serenate, Antoine Watteau
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The Musée Condé – in English, the Condé Museum – is a museum located inside the château de Chantilly in Chantilly, Oise, 40 km north of Paris.
In 1897, Henri d'Orléans, Duke of Aumale and son of Louis-Philippe I, bequeathed the Chateau and its collections to the Institut de France. It included both rooms remodeled as museum spaces and those left as residential quarters in the styles of the 18th and 19th centuries.
The collection of old master paintings is among the most important in France. It consists predominantly of Italian and French works and includes three paintings by Fra Angelico, three by Rafael, five by Nicolas Poussin, four by Antoine Watteau and five signed by Ingres.
Works in the art gallery (many of them are in the Tribune Room) include Sassetta's Mystic Marriage of St. Francis, Botticelli's Autumn, Piero di Cosimo's Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci, Raphael's Three Graces and Madonna of Loreto, Guercino's Pietà, Pierre Mignard's Portrait of Molière as well as four of Antoine Watteau's paintings and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot's Le concert champêtre. Other paintings in the collection include works by Fra Angelico, Filippino Lippi, Hans Memling, 260 paintings and drawings by François and Jean Clouet, Veronese, Barocci, Annibale Carracci, Domenichino, Salvator Rosa, Nicolas Poussin, Philippe de Champaigne, Van Dyck, Guido Reni, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Joshua Reynolds, Eugène Delacroix, Ingres, Géricault.
The museum harbors a collection of 2,500 drawings and a library including 1,500 manuscripts, of which 200 are illuminated. The most renowned of the latter are the Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry. In addition to these, there are collections of prints, portrait miniatures, sculptures, antiques, old photographs, decorative arts, furniture and porcelain.
The collection may only be seen at Chantilly due to the conditions attached to the bequest by the Duke d’Aumale. These conditions forbid the loaning of artworks to other institutions as well as insisting that the exhibition spaces not be modified in any way. As a result the museum remains almost unchanged since it was opened in 1898.
The works of Paul Dubois- French sculptor