Galerie David d'Angers

Angers, France

The glassed-over ruins of the 13th century abbey church of Touissant are filled with plaster casts of the work of local scupltor Pierre-Jean David (1788-1856). His idealized busts and figures were much in demand as memorials for people such as the Marquis de Bonchamps.

References:
  • Eyewitness Travel Guide: Loire Valley. 2007

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Founded: 1984
Category: Museums in France

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Willers1980 (4 months ago)
Interesting statues. Liked the carving of 'Europe'.
Maxence Mson (5 months ago)
Beautiful museum, arch is incredible
Diego Akel (7 months ago)
A must go in Angers. Free for people under 26. The David d'Angers gallery is a museum located in Angers in Maine-et-Loire, on the site of the former Toussaint abbey. It is dedicated to the works of the sculptor David d'Angers, from whom it takes its name. The collection is essentially made up of original plasters which are the preparatory stages for bronze or marble sculpture. The establishment is labeled “Musée de France”.
Vlada Gutu (11 months ago)
Very nice museum to stop by quickly. It looks incredible and the sculptures are very original.
Andranik Petrosyan (14 months ago)
Very nicely decorated truly nice staff unfortunately the sculptures are not real. Dommage.
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