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This time, there was not a political or topical issue attached to it that would attract the public and few visitors arrived. For this reason, he dared ask the Royal Household to lend him two paintings by Gros, Napoleon visiting the pest-house of Jaffa and The Battle of Eylau, stored at the Louvre, arguing that the profit would be used to combat mendicity. Another contemporary example was promoted by painter and restorer, Alphonse Giroux. In 1816 at his workshop he mounted a permanent gallery, whose importance as part of his business grew to the point that in 1827 it was simply advertized as ‘Galerie des tableaux de M.
In his memoirs, Marquis Philippe de Chennevières (1979, p. 35) attributes the idea of the museum not only to the King but also to Jean Naigeon, the curator. Naigeon already had vast experience in the art of creating a museum from scratch; most of the paintings of the former gallery of the Senate had actually been rescued by him from old convents and secularized churches. Now, once more, he was to be in charge of carrying out the selection of most of the pieces for the collection of the new museum; it was he who contacted those who contributed works or lent them and organized the transport and installation – with the help of sculptor Charles Dupaty, who was soon appointed assistant curator.
Only a few items of this defunct museum remained in the building where the reconstituted School of Fine Arts was located. Lenoir, appointed ‘Administrateur des monuments français’ on 10 December 1816, succeeded in his request for these pieces to remain there, complemented by copies of other historic works, as models for the training of artists. Significant changes in museums were not the result of the return to the Ancien Regime but as a consequence of the 1815 Treaty of Paris. Only then did it become compulsory to return war booty to the country of origin.