Friday, 28 December 2018

L’entrée d’Urbain II à Toulouse by Benjamin Constant

Benjamin Constant (10 June 1845 – 26 May 1902), was a French painter who was well known for his Oriental paintings. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse under Alexandre Cabanel. He was influenced by his travels to Morocco and Spain.

“L’entrée d’Urbain II à Toulouse” was commissioned in 1892, finished in 1900, and exhibited in Paris before being delivered to Toulouse. It was only exhibited in its current location in 1925 because some architectural work was needed to accommodate the height of the painting.

L’entrée d’Urbain II à Toulouse by Benjamin Constant

Place du Capitole
31000 Toulouse

Closed when receptions take place, on Saturdays, on December 25th and on January 1st. 

Free admission.

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018


Bluebells - Oil on panel (6" x 8") by Benoit Philippe