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Villot, Fédéric

    Full Name: Villot, Fédéric

    Gender: male

    Date Born: 1809

    Date Died: 1875

    Home Country/ies: France

    Subject Area(s): conservation (discipline) and conservation (process)

    Career(s): conservators (people in conservation)


    Director of the Louvre Museum and conservateur des peintures. In 1850, Otto Mündler published an essay on old Master paintings in the Louvre criticizing of the Louvre’s administrative policies and particularly the research of Villot, pointing out the errors in Villot’s 1849 catalog.

    Selected Bibliography

    Notice des tableaux exposés dans les galeries du Musée national du Louvre [series:] I, Ecoles d’Italie. Paris: Vinchon, 1849 [added to as] 1re pt. Écoles d’Italie et d’Espagne (3. éd.) [first by Villot to include Spain], 1853, 2e pt. Écoles allemande, flamande et hollandaise (6th ed.) [first under Villot’s authorship], Paris: Vinchon, 1859, 3e partie. École française. Paris: Charles de Mourgues Frères/Musées Impériaux, 1857 [3rd ed, first under Villot’s authorship], abridged English, and Both de Tauzia, L.. Guide through the Galleries of Paintings of the Imperial Museum of the Louvre. Paris: Printed by de Soye and Bouchet, 1856; Notice des peintures, sculptures, gravures et lithographies de l’école moderne de France exposés dans les galeries du Musée National du Luxembourg. Paris: Vinchon, 1852.


    Anderson, Jaynie. “Mündler, Otto.” The Dictionary of Art.


    "Villot, Fédéric." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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