Your evening at the Fondation Custodia

Private visit of the exhibition French Drawings of the 19th Century


Take advantage of a private visit to admire the Fondation Custodia's new exhibition. This exhibition of 19th century French drawings presents nearly 150 works that testify to the diversity and inventiveness of this century and reflect the quality and originality of the Fondation Custodia's exceptional graphic art collection.

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The Fondation Custodia's exhibition French Drawings of the 19th Century presents major artists of French art (Ingres, Delacroix, Corot, Rosa Bonheur) and brings back to the forefront talents that were famous in their time but unjustly forgotten today (Achille Benouville, Eugène Buttura, Lionel Le Couteux) or totally unknown (Caroline de Fontenay, Charles Eustache). The majority of the drawings are exhibited to the public for the first time, as only a small number of them were shown during the exhibition of French drawings from Watteau to Degas in 2010. They are unveiled here following a chronological thread that highlights various themes in turn. This overview of the century is punctuated by a focus on artists whose work the Foundation has preserved.

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This exhibition bears witness to the vitality of the collection. Initiated by Frits Lugt (1884 -

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Practice info:

Tuesday, December 20 at 6:45 pm

Fondation Custodia 
121 rue de Lille 
75007 Paris

Your name will be inscribed on a list at the entrance of the event


© Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris

Attribué à François Marius Granet (1775-1849),Terrasse à Castellar, 1846

Achille Benouville (1815 – 1891), Le Lac de Nemi et la ville de Genzano à l’arrière-plan

121 rue de Lille