01 June 2021 to 10 October 2021

Temporary exhibition

Augustin Rouart

Painting as legacy


Avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris

Tel : 01 53 43 40 00

Free entrance

The Petit Palais is thrilled to announce and showcase a generous donation from the French Academy’s Jean-Marie Rouart of twelve works by Henri Rouart, Henry Lerolle, Maurice Denis and Augustin Rouart.

On this occasion, the museum will launch a free exhibition in its permanent collections in Spring 2021, in dialogue with works linked to Rouart family: pastels and paintings by Berthe Morisot, Edgar Degas and Auguste Renoir. The exhibition will include some 15 loans and the family archives of Jean-Marie Rouart.

In the footsteps of other institutions that have contributed to rediscovering the Rouarts and their circles over the past ten years and more, the Petit Palais is delighted to shine a light on this vital family of Parisian artists and collectors.

Presented in two large spaces, the exhibition will first focus on the “Rouart Constellation”, with the great grandfathers of the donator, Henri Rouart and Henry Lerolle, at its centre. Both men painted and eagerly collected Impressionist works. A second room will be dedicated to the oeuvre of Augustin Rouart, the writer’s father.


Curation: Anne-Charlotte Cathelineau, curator at the Petit Palais in charge of antique graphic arts