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Musee Marmottan, known for Monet's, was a disappointment

Monet, Impression: Sunrise, 1872; this is one of the paintings that gave the Impressionist movement its name

Monet, Impression: Sunrise, 1872; this is one of the paintings that gave the Impressionist movement its name

The museum is much less crowded than the Louvre or the Orsay but many of its better works were not on display; in 1985, armed gunmen made off with several masterpieces which were eventually recovered

The museum is much less crowded than the Louvre or the Orsay but many of its better works were not on display; in 1985, armed gunmen made off with several masterpieces which were eventually recovered

Gauguin, Bouquet of Flowers, 1897

Gauguin, Bouquet of Flowers, 1897

Corot, The Gardens of the Villa de Este, Tivoli, 1843; there was a special exhibition of Corot's works

Corot, The Gardens of the Villa de Este, Tivoli, 1843; there was a special exhibition of Corot's works

The Musee Marmottan was originally a hunting lodge on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne that was purchased by Jules Marmottan in 1882; it opened as a museum in 1934 and is famous for the world's largest collection of Monet paintings

The Musee Marmottan was originally a hunting lodge on the edge of the Bois de Boulogne that was purchased by Jules Marmottan in 1882; it opened as a museum in 1934 and is famous for the world's largest collection of Monet paintings

Monet, Rouen Cathedral, effects of sun at the end of the day, 1892; I felt the Monet's at the Orsay were superior works to those here

Monet, Rouen Cathedral, effects of sun at the end of the day, 1892; I felt the Monet's at the Orsay were superior works to those here

Corot, The Lady in Blue, 1874; considered Corot's masterpiece

Corot, The Lady in Blue, 1874; considered Corot's masterpiece

Marble Table, 1814; hotels are expensive so I stayed in the more affordable 16th within walking distance of the Musee Marmottan

Marble Table, 1814; hotels are expensive so I stayed in the more affordable 16th within walking distance of the Musee Marmottan

The collection of water lily paintings by Monet here are not his best; the Marmottan was given the Monet's by his last descendant in 1966

The collection of water lily paintings by Monet here are not his best; the Marmottan was given the Monet's by his last descendant in 1966

Corot, L'Atelier de Corot, jeune femme assise devant un chevalet, 1873; the audioguide provided little information beyond what the painting labels said

Corot, L'Atelier de Corot, jeune femme assise devant un chevalet, 1873; the audioguide provided little information beyond what the painting labels said

Viger, La Toilette Avant le Sacre, 1865

Viger, La Toilette Avant le Sacre, 1865

Monet, Japanese Bridge, 1924; I love Monet but this looks like it was done finger painting

Monet, Japanese Bridge, 1924; I love Monet but this looks like it was done finger painting

Corot, La Moissonneuse Tenant sa Faucille, la tête appuyée sur la main, 1888

Corot, La Moissonneuse Tenant sa Faucille, la tête appuyée sur la main, 1888

Sevres porcelain clock took 8 years to make and is the largest of its kind in the world

Sevres porcelain clock took 8 years to make and is the largest of its kind in the world

Posted by RNRiggins 17:23

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