The Prat Collection focuses on illustrations from the French school before 1900, and provides a particularly representative overview of three centuries of French art, from Callot to Seurat. The two collectors have always favoured works that are significant landmarks in art history, and some of their most famous drawings are closely associated with the genesis of seminal works in French painting: the decorations at Versailles, for example, by Le Brun, Coypel and La Fosse, Andromache Mourning Hector by David, The Dream of Ossian by Ingres, and Degas’s The Belleli Family. The drawings by Poussin, Watteau, Prud’hon, Delacroix, Gros, Millet, Redon, Cézanne and Toulouse‑Lautrec in this collection are certainly among their most important. The collection also includes masterpieces by artists such as La Hyre, Restout, Vincent, Peyron, Girodet, Doré and Gustave Moreau, who until recently were still forgotten, but who are gradually finding their rightful place in art history.
Exhibition organised with the Prat Collection
Pierre Rosenberg, honorary president-director of the Musée du Louvre
Christophe Leribault, director of the Petit Palais
With the support of :