21 March 2017 to 09 July 2017

Temporary exhibition

From Watteau to David

The Horvitz Collection


Avenue Winston Churchill 75008 Paris

Tel : 01 53 43 40 00

Plein tarif : 10 euros
Tarif réduit : 7 euros
Free : - 18 ans

Tuesday-Sunday 10am – 6pm

Late opening - Friday until 9 pm

The Petit Palais presents a compendium of more than 200 18th century French paintings, sculptures, and particularly drawings owned by major American collector Jeffrey Horvitz.

Amassed over a period of three decades, it is the most important private collection of French drawings on the other side of the Atlantic.

It features a number of important works from Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, to Greuze and David, while also providing an overview of all the notable artists of that time period, from Oudry to De Troy, Natoire to Bouchardon, Hubert Robert to Vincent, always at their best.

The exhibition is organised around a dozen thematic or monographic sections, offering insight into the creativity of a century bursting with stylistic renewal: from mythological painting to fete galante, nudes to landscapes, rocaille ornaments to the revolutionary period.

Exhibition organised with the Horvitz Collection.


Alvin L. Clark, Jr., The Horvitz Collection and The J.E.Horvitz Consultative Curator Department of Drawings, Division of European and American Art, Harvard Art Museums/ Fogg

Christophe Leribault, Director of the Petit Palais