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Jean-Jacques Henner Museum

A charming address and a recently renovated museum in the heart of Paris and the Plaine Monceau area to discover or rediscover the work of the French painter Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905).

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Description

Located in the former private mansion of the society painter Guillaume Dubufe (1853-1909), close to the charming Monceau park, the museum presents the work of Jean-Jacques Henner (1829-1905), a successful artist and portraitist sought after in the 1870s. He is particularly known for his many idyllic scenes and religious paintings as well as for his Red Nymphs who have made him famous.

A magnificent neo-Renaissance lounge and a winter garden evoke what artistic life was like in Plaine Monceau, an essential part of the cultural scene of the 1870-1890s. The 300 or so artworks displayed on the three floors of this elegant residence retrace the artist's itinerary, from his native Alsace to Paris, passing through the Villa Médicis where he stayed after winning the Grand Prix de Rome in 1858. The visit of the studio with its many sketches, unfinished works, objects, furniture and plasters, plunges us into the painter's creative process. It helps to understand how an "official" painter worked, at the same time as the "impressionists".

A delightful museum to explore off the beaten track.

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Access and contact

43 avenue de Villiers
75017 Paris 17ème

Days and opening hours

From 01/01 to 3112 between 11 am and 6 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

Prices

  • Full price: 6 € (Admission includes access to the temporary exhibitions.) Reduced price: 4 € (Admission includes access to the temporary exhibitions.).
    Free entry for children < 18 years.
    Combined ticket with the Gustave Moreau Museum: 9€ / 11€ during the exhibition period Access to the permanent collections is free for all on the first Sunday of the month. Paris Museum Pass accepted: free access.

Tour

Spoken languages

  • French
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43 avenue de Villiers
75017 Paris 17ème

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