Probable and Improbable Paris. Architectural Drawings from the Musée d'Orsay's Collection


Louis-Ernest Lheureux
 Monument à la gloire de la Révolution française [Monument to the Glory of the French Revolution]
 Pencil, pen and ink, grey wash, water colour and gold highlights
 Paris, Musée d'Orsay
Louis-Ernest Lheureux Monument to the Glory of the French Revolution© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay) / René-Gabriel Ojéda
The great modernisation projects of 19th century Paris left many plans unrealised, but which still influenced the architectural development of the capital.

This display of drawings from the Musée d'Orsay collections presents projects put forward for public buildings (Sorbonne, Caserne des Célestins, Opéra Comique and Grand Palais) and urban planning (Tuileries, Place de la Concorde and Ile de la Cité).


Alice Thomine-Berrada, curator, Musée d'Osay

8 October 2008 - 9 March 2009
Musée d'Orsay

Photographic gallery

Admission with the museum ticket

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