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Louvre Abu Dhabi

A sample of the Louvre Abu Dhabi collection

Highlights from the museum's permanent collection and exceptional loans

When Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in November, about 300 works of art from the permanent collection will be on display, together with another 300 lent by 13 key French institutions.

These loans will include Leonardo da Vinci’s La Belle Ferronnière from the Louvre, Edouard Manet’s The Fife Player from the Muséed’Orsay, and Rodin's Bacchus in the Vat from the Musée Rodin.

The museum's permanent collection was founded in 2009 with the auction of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé’s collection in Paris—its great Mondrian is from that sale. By October 2016, more than 600 works of art had been acquired. Here is a selection of highlights.

Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington (1822) Louvre Abu Dhabi/Agence Photo F
A Bactrian Princess from Central Asia (late third to early second millenium BC) Louvre Abu Dhabi/Thierry Olivier
Jacob Jordaens's The Good Samaritan (1615-16) Louvre Abu Dhabi/Agence Photo F
Giovanni Bellini's Madonna and Child (1480-85) Louvre Abu Dhabi/Thierry Ollivier
Louvre Abu Dhabi/Thierry Ollivier
Louvre Abu Dhabi/Agence Photo F
Louvre Abu Dhabi/Agence Photo F
1960 Kazuo Shiraga © Louvre Abu Dhabi/Agence Photo F
Appeared in The Art Newspaper, 293 September 2017