Le collectionneur - une-amitié-franco-américaine - Georges Hoentschel

A Franco-American friendship

A Franco-American friendship: Georges Hoentschel sold part of the collections that adorned his Hall in the mansion on the Boulevard Flandrin to his friend John Pierpont Morgan, following the premature death of his wife, Antoinette Desaillle. Today, the 1,882 pieces from his collection constitute the basis of the French 18th century and Medieval departments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Portrait of J. Pierpont Morgan, view of the exhibition room with the Georges Hoentschel collection at the Bard Graduate Center Gallery in 2013. Right: photo of the exhibition room with the collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1921.