Georges Hoentschel was the designer of Jacques Doucet and Luton Hoo, the author of the pavilion of the decorative arts. This man described by those who knew him as inhabited by “the elegance of the heart and the intelligence of the taste”, was the friend of Proust, Montesquiou… But he was especially a great collector of French art from the Middle Ages to the eighteenth century. Intimate by Pierpont Morgan, the 1800 medieval and 18th century French works he sold to him now adorn the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The list of museums that hold objects from the Hoentschel collection is significant. His granddaughter, Nicole, goes in his footsteps to give him the place that is due to him. She is helped in her task by the French and American conservatives who have preserved her work.
- 23.5 x 27.5 cm
250 colour and black & white illustrations
- Hardbound under laminated jacket