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Gheorghe Tattarescu Memorial Museum

 


  • it is located on 17, Domniţa Anastasia street
  • it was organized in 1951 in the same building in which for four decades painter Gheorghe Tattarescu lived and created
  • the initial construction was raised at the beginning of the 19th c. by Dimitrie Popescu (from Gorganului suburb) on Belvedere narrow street, today 7 Domnita Anastasia street.
  • his heir, colonel Alecu Popescu put the house and the lot up to auction and on the 25th of May 1855 painter Gheorghe Tattarescu bought it for 1231 ducats.
  • Tattarescu renovated the house for three years, until 1858, adding a story and a glass partition giving it the appearance of an inn.
  • The house became the dwelling place and the studio both for the artist and for his students.
  • In 1951, as a result of Georgeta Wertheimer’s wish, the artist’s niece, it became Gheorghe Tattarescu Memorial Museum.
  • Declared historical monument, the house reminds of the architecture of old Bucharest’s famous inns, being a genuine spot of the old city.
  • The Memorial Museum hosted a collection comprising a rich patrimony of painting, graphics (compositions, portraits, drawings), mural painting in Neo-Pompeian style, epoch furniture, private objects, as well as a rich documentary fund.
  • The house stores paintings, sketches, diplomas, medals, albums and books of art which belonged to the artist.
  • The painter’s studio with his tools, the bedroom with furniture of the epoch, the portraits of the members of the family were also preserved
  • The museum is not to be visited
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