|El Museo Le Secq des Tournelles en Ruán (Francia)- The Musée Le Secq des Tournelles in Rouen (France)|
|Tuesday, 01 September 2009 00:00|
Phone: 33 2 35 88 42 92
Este museo glorifica el arte del hierro trabajado. La colección fue donada por Jean-Louis-Henri Le Secq des Tournelles (1818-1882), pintor amigo de Prospero Mérimée y uno de los primeros fotógrafos franceses.
This museum honours the art of wrought iron. The collection was donated by Jean-Louis-Henri Le Secq des Tournelles (1818 - 1882), Prosper Mérimée’s friend, painter and one of the earliest French photographers.He had got an interesting collection thanks to his trips all around France. Firstly, the pieces were shown in 1900, in the Universal exhibition in Paris; afterwards, in the Museum of Fine Arts of the city but the space was limited. Then, Rouen gave permission to use the fine late 15th century church of Saint-Laurent, restored in 1911 for the Normandy Millennium. The museum was opened there in 1921.It is the biggest collection of the iron work in the world and includes signs, locks, utensils, implements and architectural tools from the 6th century B.P. to the 19th century.In Northwestern France, on the River Seine, Rouen is also the historical capital city of Normandy. One of the most prosperous cities of the medieval Europe, it was capital of the Anglo-Norman dynasties and Joan of Arc was burnt there in 1431.Impressionists were fond of this city and Monet painted its cathedral. If you go to Rouen, you should also visit its Museum of Fine Arts.
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