Jean-Marie Delaperche (1771-1843) was born in Orléans. Up until now, relatively little has been known about his life and work, but gradually the picture is starting to come together. No friend to the Napoleonic regime, he fled the Consulate for Russia, and struggled to make his way as a painter, while keeping his true passion – his drawings – hidden from the public eye and far away from the salons. He refused to sign his work, which added to the mystery.
This extraordinary exhibition will comprise 91 forgotten drawings, giving an insight into the tormented soul of this incredible, uncelebrated artist. The drawings will be displayed along with around sixty other works (including paintings, sculptures, engravings, and other archive material) on loan from other prestigious institutions.
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Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans
1 Rue Fernand Rabier
Telephone: 02 38 79 21 83
Free the first Sunday of the month
Full price: €6
Tuesday to Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Friday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 1pm – 6pm
Closed: 1 and 8 May