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Académie des Beaux Arts, Villa Ephrussi, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

The impressive villa Ile-de-France, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferat, France designed by Aaron Messiah, was built between 1905 and 1912 by (Charlotte) Béatrice Ephrussi (née de Rothschild) (1864-1934). Béatrice worked closely with the architect to produce a partly Italianate, partly Spanish villa with a pink and white façade and red pantiles, designed to showcase her exquisite collections. When Béatrice died in 1934, she left the house complete with contents and gardens to the Académie des Beaux-Arts. It is now a museum and may be visited by the public.

Académie des Beaux-Arts, Villa Ephrussi: artefacts, c.1935

000/1167, 1 item

Bronze medal of the Institut de France, Academie des Beaux-Arts, Fondation Ephrussi de Rothschild. One side shows the villa Ephrussi; the other is the head of Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild.

Académie des Beaux-Arts, Villa Ephrussi: inventories, 1940; 1945

000/1913, 1 file

Photocopies of the inventories of the Villa Ephrussi for years 1940 and 1945. Copies made from papers in the archive collections of the Académie des Beaux Arts, Villa Ephrussi, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

Académie des Beaux-Arts, Villa Ephrussi: postcards, c.1955, 1986, 1991

000/419, 000/1971, 6 items

Postcards of the interior and collections of the Académie des Beaux-Arts and gardens.

Académie des Beaux-Arts, Villa Ephrussi: publications, 1969; 2002

000/2576, 2 volumes

Publications of the Institut de France, Académie des Beaux-Arts, Fondation Ephrussi de Rothschild: Fondation Ephrussi de Rothschild, Villa-Musée, Île de France, Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat, (Les Éditions Nagel, Paris, 1969); The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, (Beaux Arts Magazine,Paris, 2002).

Académie des Beaux-Arts, Villa Ephrussi: secondary sources, 2006

000/1698, 1 DVD

DVD of France 3 television broadcast of programme including material about Beatrice Ephrussi and Villa Ephrussi.  Broadcast in series Des Racines & des Ailes 18 October 2006.