Acquisitions for Liege collections

20th of June 2019

Liege manuscripts and a bust of Anne-Josèphe Théroigne, one of the rare female figureheads of the French Revolution, have enriched the collections of the city of Liege thanks to patronage funds.

Bust of La belle Liégeoise
Anne-Josèphe Théroigne de Méricourt, nicknamed La belle Liégeoise (the Beauty from Liege), was one of the rare female figureheads in the French Revolution. The sculptor Charles Marin immortalised her in a bust in 1792, which has been acquired by the Raphaël and Françoise Haeven Fund.

An exceptional collection of Liege manuscripts
The David-Constant Fund, managed by the King Baudouin Foundation, has acquired over 3,000 Liege manuscripts. They provide an exceptionally rich source of information about the Liege region in the 18th century and in particular about the period of the Liege Revolution.