The Tournai Fine Arts Museum houses many treasures. Among these, there are 2 famous paintings by Manet: « Argenteuil » and « Chez le Père Lathuille ». Did you know that it is the only two works by Manet exhibited in Belgium.?
The Museum constitutes an exceptional collection of heritage, due both to its architecture and to the extensive nature of its art collections. It houses a serie of modern artworks donated by the Brussels patron Henri Van Cutsem.
"Argenteuil" is an oil on canvas created in 1874 by the French painter Edouard Manet . This impressionist painting depicts a canoeist with a young woman on the banks of the Seine in Argenteuil. The canvas underwent major renovation work in 2013 .
Chez le Père Lathuille
Manet's famous painting "Chez le Père Lathuille" (1879) has been part of the museum's collection since 1904. A masterpiece of Impressionism, this painting has already travelled all over the world, from Japan to Germany.