Neoclassical painting

This major section features a comprehensive range of works of superb quality, displayed over two floors. The collection of French paintings extends from the end of the Ancien Régime (around 1760) to the early 19th century. François Xavier Fabre's bequest is a central feature of the section.

Greuze Gallery

salle Greuze

This gallery – formerly the catalogue room of the Old Municipal Library – is dominated by the...

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David Gallery

Salle David

The gallery presents works by France's three leading Neoclassical artists: five early works by David, the Montpellier-born...

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Houdon Gallery

Galerie Houdon

Dating from 1839-41, the gallery is the former reading room of the Old Municipal Library, now devoted...

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Gauffier Gallery

salle Gauffier

This collection of pictures comprises mostly Italian works donated by François-Xavier Fabre, in 1825, illustrating the European-wide...

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Demarne Gallery

Salle Demarne

This small gallery presents landscapes and genre scenes illustrating the fashionable taste for "northern-style" works during the...

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Girodet Gallery

Salle Girodet

This gallery presents history paintings and portaits by contemporaries and friends of Fabre: Girodet, Prud’hon, Desmarais, Meynier,...

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Fabre Gallery

Salle Fabre

The museum's final gallery of pre-19th-century paintings is a tribute to Montpellier's own François-Xavier Fabre, painter, collector...

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