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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice

The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice[1] in Nice, France at 33 av. des Baumettes was built in the former private mansion built in 1878 by the Russian Princess, Elizaveta Vasilievna Kochubey [ru]. Named for the artist Jules Chéret who lived and worked in Nice during his final years, the museum opened as the "Palais des Arts Jules Chéret" on 7 January 1928.[2]

The museum houses a collection of art spanning the past four centuries. There are paintings by Chéret and other artists who lived and worked on the French Riviera, such as Alexis Mossa [fr], and his son Gustav-Adolf Mossa, who for many years were curators of the museum. The small museum has sculptures by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, François Rude, Michel de Tarnowsky and Auguste Rodin, plus ceramic pieces by Pablo Picasso. Some of the paintings are from:

Coordinates: 43°41′40.5″N 7°14′56″E / 43.694583°N 7.24889°E / 43.694583; 7.24889

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  1. ^ musee-beaux-arts-nice.org
  2. ^ "Du palais au musée". Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice. Retrieved 2014-02-09.

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