Fondation Custodia, Paris

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The Fondation Custodia is an art museum in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, focusing on European Old Master works, including works by Dutch, Flemish, Italian and French artists. The museum was founded in 1947 by the collector and art historian Frits Lugt to house his collection of drawings, prints and paintings. Located at 121 rue de Lille, it occupies the Hôtel Turgot, an 18th-century mansion.
The collection, continually added to that formed by Lugt, includes works by Dutch, Flemish, Italian, French, Danish, British, German artists, and features over 7,000 Old Master drawings, 30,000 prints, and 220 paintings. The focus of the prints is Dutch and Flemish artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Artists in the collection include Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Raphael, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Hans Holbein the Younger and Pieter Brueghel the Elder. It also comprises many hundreds of artists' letters.
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  • Just behind the National Assembly, almost at the corner of BD St-Germain, the Foundation, frequented but not crowded, currently presents a very beautiful exhibition of drawings to be missed under any pretext.
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  • We did not know this Foundation; The exhibition of the Pushkin Museum, ranging from Tiepolo-Rembrandt (a great little drawing of a woman with a child) to Picasso, Kandinsky and Grigoriev, is very rich and diverse. There are few visitors, the locals are nice, the price is honest.
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  • Hidden gem of a museum alongside the French Nationale Assembly building. A very fine collection of Old Master drawings and prints, and always high-quality touring exhibitions along the same lines.
  • Beautiful building with a very interesting and beautiful collection of drawings and paintings.
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