From 07/11/2018 to 18/02/2019
The collection of Marquis Campana is widely regarded as one of the most diverse and interesting art collections of the 19th century. He collected an impressive array of items. Many of these were paintings and sculptures from artists of the period. But, there were also archaeological artifacts and other objects of interest.
The collection was broken up after a conviction for embezzlement in 1857. The items were dispersed to different collections across the world. Key benefactors of the dissolved collection were the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and the Musee du Louvre in Paris.
A show has just opened in the Louvre bringing many of these items back together once again, called A Dream of Italy: The Marquis Campana’s Collection.
Curated with the help of those in Russia, the exhibition highlights over 500 pieces and artifacts.
This is an important moment in the collection’s history. Visitors can see this exhibition until the 18th of February.