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Museum of fine arts of Strasbourg: photo description (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg)

Strasbourg Museum of fine arts in its history has experienced two major fires, which caused very noticeable accept his collection. The first of them, destroyed all the collections of paintings, occurred in 1870 during the Franco-Prussian war, and the second, which burned part of the outstanding paintings in 1947.

The first fire has divided the history of the Museum. Until 1870 the Museum's collection, founded in the beginning of the nineteenth century was formed due to seized from the Church during the revolution works of art, as well as through the disposal of Napoleon, in which the masterpieces of the Louvre and other major museums were in a small provincial galleries, including in Strasbourg. In 1890, the Museum was restored, but later parts of his collection went to the Museum of Notre-Dame and the Museum of modern art that you just created. In the Museum of fine arts, after such separation of the collection were kept the works created until 1870.

Since 1898 the Museum occupies part of the premises of the Palais Rohan is one of the most outstanding of the city's buildings, built in the Baroque style. The Palace is square, Place du Chateau, it was built in the first half of the eighteenth century, and there are even two urban archaeology and applied arts.

The Museum collection includes about a thousand works, which date from the XIV-XIX centuries, about a quarter of them included in the permanent exhibition. In the collection of the Museum holds works by masters of the Italian Renaissance, Flemish, and French schools of painting. Among the presented works - the paintings of Giotto, Botticelli, Veronese, Raphael, Rubens, van Dyck, Delacroix, Degas and others.

Instead destroyed during the fire of 1947 paintings, among which were paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder and other masters, were acquired by other works. The Museum collection is constantly updated thanks to the donors.