The museum’s
key works

Selection of major works

Since the donation of Baron Henri-Alexandre Gérard in 1899 of 37 paintings to the City of Bayeux, the collections of the museum have continued to be enriched.

Today, the collections presented to the public include paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs including 26 works deposited by the French State from the collections of the Louvre and Orsay museums, pieces of porcelain and Bayeux lace, archaeological pieces and ethnographic. 97 works have been restored since 2005, and nearly 20,000 digitized works. Here is a selection of the most emblematic objects, among the art and history collections presented in the 14 exhibition halls of the MAHB.

Portraits à la campagne
Oil on canvas 1876 - Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894)

Portraits à la campagne

Offered in 1947 at the museum by a couple of Bayeusains, descendants of Zoé Caillebotte, cousin of the artist, the Impressionist painting "Portraits à la Campagne" is a collective portrait made on the property of the Caillebotte family in Yerres (Seine-et-Marne). Oise).