Women collectors of the family Rothschild. Exceptional patrons and donors


By Pauline Prévost-Marcilhacy (PhD in art history, lecturer at the University of Lille and specialist in the collections of the Rothschild family) and Fanny Moens (curator of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Liège), curators of the exhibition Collectionneuses Rothschild. Mécènes et donatrices d’exception

On the occasion of the exhibition organised at the La Boverie Museum in Liège from October 21st 2022 to March 26th 2023, in collaboration with the Louvre Museum, two of the three curators will present some of the great female personalities of the French branch of the Rothschild family. Often overlooked by the history of art, these women were collectors, builders, patrons and heiresses, who contributed significantly to the enrichment of the historical heritage and collections of French museums by means of their considerable gifts and legacies.

Their collections include artworks from all eras and all horizons: great artists, such as Fragonard, Chardin, Delacroix, Cézanne, Claudel, Rodin, Egon Schiele, but also medieval manuscripts, paintings from the Italian Renaissance, collections of jewellery and porcelain, and objects of African and Far Eastern art. These are works of art that bear witness to the history of taste and collecting over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Talk given in: French
Join us at 4pm at the stand King Baudouin Foundation n°115