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Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tournai

Tournai Museum of Fine Arts


Tournai Museum of Fine Arts occupies a building designed by the Belgian architect Victor Horta. The museum opened in 1928 and owes its existence to a donation by the large Brussels art collector Henri Van Cutsem to the city of Tournai. The collection consists of more than 5,000 objects, including several works by Flemish Primitives from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, a period in which the city of Tournai flourished.

One of the collection’s highlights is the Virgin and Child by Rogier van der Weyden, who was born in Tournai, from ca. 1460-1464. Others include the Portrait of Barthelomeus Alatruye after Robert Campin, the Winter Landscape by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, and Saint Donation by Jan Gossaert. The museum also owns several works by seventeenth-century masters such as Rubens, Frans Snyders, and Jacob Jordaens. It also has a modern art collection, including works by Manet, Monet, and Seurat.

Collection catalogues

Museum voor Schone Kunsten Doornik
Le Bailly de Tilleghem, Serge
Brussels 1989

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