Visit to Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco – Intimate Impressionism and others Photo Blog

Recently I visited the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco after first stopping at De Young Museum (Blog here) since it was a lovely day and we had a few hours to burn.

The ticket from De Young allows you same day access to Legion of Honor.  Just in time to catch the Intimate Impressionism exhibit from National Gallery of Arts, plus a few other gallery pieces.

Hope you enjoy the photographs of the artwork and I encourage you to visit the museum in person, the digital memory does not do it justice.

You can learn about the Legion of Honor museum and their current exhibits by visiting here

Enjoy the photographs

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Pricket Candelabrum by Posthumous workshop of Severo Calzetta

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Portrait of a Lady of the Saxon Court as Judith with the Head of Holofernes ca 1537 attributed to Hans Cranach Interesting painting about a Jewish fable of a woman who led her village to stop the army of Holofernes, by getting him drunk then cutting off his head and returning to the village with the proof.  When I was there the docent was explaining the story and there is a huge tapestry next door that tells the story in a lot of detail including it took her two strikes to behead him.

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Intimate Impressionism from National Gallery of Art

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Mound of butter by Antoine Vollon, I guess that is foodporn from the 1800s?

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Cabinet on stand by Pierre Gole. Ebony, kingwood, tortoiseshell, ivory, various woods and gilt bronze

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Cabinet on stand by Pierre Gole. Ebony, kingwood, tortoiseshell, ivory, various woods and gilt bronze

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Cabinet on stand by Pierre Gole. Ebony, kingwood, tortoiseshell, ivory, various woods and gilt bronze

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Beautiful rock crystal and gilt bronze chadelier

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Coventry Secretaire from France, Wall Clock, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne II, Writing Table and Potpourri

 

 

 

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