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22 - Houdon Gallery

Salle Houdon © Musée Fabre / Montpellier Agglomération

Dating from 1839-41, the gallery is the former reading room of the Old Municipal Library, now devoted to large-format Neoclassical works, especially history paintings of mythological, allegorical, historical or religious subjects, by Vien, Vincent, Suvée and Lagrenée. Sculptures among which the "Voltaire Seated" are put into value by a zenithal lighting. The works by Fabre have been removed from the walls for the time of the retrospective on this artist held in our exhibition galleries until February 2008 and then at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Turin until June 2008.