ExhibitionThe Guide
07 February 2021

Masterpieces from the Bemberg Collection

From March 2 to May 31, 2021 – Fondation de l’Hermitage

by Laëtitia Cadiou

From March 2 to May 31, 2021 – Fondation de l’Hermitage

In the first half of 2021, the Fondation de l’Hermitage will unveil a selection of the greatest masterpieces from the prestigious private collection of Georges Bemberg (1915-2011). Born into a German family that settled in Argentina in the mid-19th century, the illustrious collector and man of letters assembled, throughout his life, a collection of paintings, drawings and objets d’art that are among the most important of his time.
Usually displayed in a private mansion in Toulouse, this collection is for the first time exhibited outside the walls of the Bemberg Foundation, on the occasion of major renovation work at the museum.

The collection is distinguished by the exceptional quality of its paintings and drawings from the late 19th and early 20th century (Fantin-Latour, Pissarro, Monet, Caillebotte, Morisot, Derain, Braque, Matisse, Modigliani, Bonnard…), but also by the splendor of its old paintings.
It includes masterpieces of German, Flemish, Venetian and French art (Cranach the Elder, Gerard David, Veronese, Canaletto, Longhi, François Clouet, Tournier, Vigée Le Brun…).
The exhibition of the Bemberg Collection at the Fondation de l’Hermitage brings together 132 of the most remarkable paintings and drawings from this collection, a unique opportunity to admire these treasures outside their usual setting, and to discover the taste and personality of one of the great collectors of the 20th century.

Young peasant’s head, circa 1888, Paul Gauguin, Fondation de l’Hermitage
Boats on the beach in Étretat, 1883, Claude Monet, Fondation de l’Hermitage
Apple vase and foliage, 1878, Henri Fantin-Latour, Fondation de l’Hermitage
The Lodge or Portrait of a Young Girl, 1879, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Fondation de l’Hermitage

Fondation de l’Hermitage
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