Henan Museum
Classical and Aestheticism
Simon Foundation Sculpture and Painting Collection
Edit: 陈迪
Time: 2012-09-07 16:14:00

the scene of the opening ceremony 

Yang Liping,the top leader of the Cultural Department of Henan Province makes a speech.

Antoine-Louis Barye (1796-1875)


Bronze, brown-green patina

50.8 x 42 x 33.1 cm

Signed: BARYE (on the base at the front, left side)

Stamped with foundry seal: CIRE PERDUE LE BLANK-BARBEDIENNE PARIS (on the base at the front, left side)

Guillaume Seignac (1870-1924)


Oil on canvas

145 x 82 cm (without frame), 175 x 112 x 12 cm (with frame)

Signed: G-SEIGNAC (lower right)


Frederick Goodall (1822-1904)

The Finding of Moses, 1885

Oil on canvas

152.4 x 114.2 cm (without frame)

173 x 134.5 x 7.5 cm (with frame)

Signed with monogram and dated: 1885 (lower right)


Charles Joseph Frédéric Soulacroix (1825-1879)

The Cavalier’s Kiss

Oil on canvas

98.4 x 66 cm (without frame), 118.7 x 89.7 x 7 cm (with frame)

Signed: F. Soulacroix Florence (lower right)


Herman Maurice Cossmann (1821-1890)


Oil on panel

60.3 x 48.3 cm (without frame), 79.5 x 67.5 x 5.5 cm (with frame)

Signed: M. Cossmann (lower right)


Arthur Hill (ca. 1829-1894)

The Naked Piper

Oil on canvas

154.6 x 63.2 cm (without frame)

185 x 91.7 x 12 cm (with frame)

Signed: ARTHUR HILL (lower left)


Ma Guoqiang, the president of the literary Federation and the Artist Association makes a speech.


Wang Limei,the curator of China Millennium Monument World Art Gallery makes a speech.


François-Raoul Larche (1860-1912)

Louise Fuller Lamp

Gilt bronze

44.4 x 20.5 x 25 cm

Signed: RAOUL LARCHE (on the base at the front)

Stamped with foundry seal: SIOT DECAUVILLE FONDEUR PARIS (on the cloak, left side)

Karl von Blaas (1815-1894)

A Musician and His Muse, 1882

Bronze, brown patina

58.5 x 64 x 51 cm

Signed and dated: C. V. Blaas 1882 (on the base at the front, right side)

Stamped with foundry seal: Guss von HOHMANN-WIEN (on the base at the back, right side)


Francesco Barzaghi (1839-1892)

Girl Carrying a Puppy


103.4 x 38.3 x 37 cm

Signed: F. Barzaghi Milano (on the base at the back, left side)

Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié (1845-1916)

David, Conqueror of Goliath

Bronze, brown patina

46 x 23 x 17 cm

Signed: A. MERCIÉ (on the base at the front, right side)

Stamped with foundry seal: 61 F. BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur Paris (on the back edge of the base) REDUCTION MÉCANIQUE A. COLLAS BREVETE (on the back edge of the base)


Yang Liping(left),the top leader of the Cultural Department of Henan Provinceand Zhang Wenjun(right),the curator of Henan Museum are visiting.  


The visitors are given a briefing by a tour guide of Henan Museum.


Giovanni Maria Benzoni (1809-1873)

Veiled Rebecca, 1871


155 x 62 x 42 cm

Signed and dated: G. M. Benzoni f. Roma a. 1871 (on the base, left side)


William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)

Innocence, 1893

Oil on canvas

100.3 x 52.7 cm (without frame)

119.3 x 72 x 7.2 cm (with frame)

Signed: W- BOUGUEREAU (lower left)


Jean Metzinger (1883-1968)

Nude with Hydrangeas

Oil on canvas

130.5 x 89.5 cm (without frame), 158.5 x 117.2 x 7 cm (with frame)

Signed: Metzinger (lower right)

Eugène Marie Salanson

The Lobster Catch, 1884

Oil on canvas

134.6 x 86.4 cm (without frame), 148 x 95 x 5.5 cm (with frame)

Signed and dated: E. SALANSON 1884 (lower left)

Charles Summers (1825-1878)

Seated Figure of Ruth, 1899


94.5 x 37.8 x 54 cm

Signed and dated: SUMMERS f. ROME 1899 (on the base, right side)


Mathurin Moreau (1822-1912)



96.3 x 44.5 x 40.5 cm

Signed: MATHURIN MOREAU (on the base, left side)


Charles Carlo Edward Perugini (1829-1918)

But, oh, for the touch of a vanished hand, and the sound of a voice that is still!, 1900

Oil on canvas

70.3 x 54.8 cm

Signed with monogram: (lower right)

Inscribed: WAR FUND 1900 C. E. PERUGINI (lower left)


“Classical and Aestheticism------ Simon Foundation Sculpture and Painting Collection” Exhibition was held in Henan Museum on Sept.4, 2012.

The exhibition was jointly held by Simon Foundation, Henan Museum, China Millennium Monument World Art Gallery , Shenzhen Museum and another four domestic museums.

The exhibition has two parts. One is Classical and Aestheticism. And the other is Life Dimension. About 80 pieces cultural relic were exhibited in Henan Museum this time. Among them, there were 56 figures carved and 23 pieces of paintings. They were from 19th century to early 20th century.The works covered bronze statues, white marble carvings, paintings and some other west cultural relic.

All the treasures were collected by Mexican Simon privately. And it has received enthusiastic critical acclaim by the local people.

These works gathered academism of Europe, romantism, realism and modern art.

All these nice works were created by those outstanding artists of Europe art history. They were Laighton, Barry, Ryd, Capo, Roddan and some other famous occidental artists.

The itinerant exhibition formally started  from Sept.2011. This exhibition has been put on display in many museums successively. Such as, China Millennium Monument World Art Gallery , Shenzhen Museum, Chongqing Museum and so on. The terminal exhibition was in Henan Museum.

It was said that the exhibition will last to Oct.31,2012.


Simon was an ordinary man, but he was very special too. He had a belief that was central to his life. He believed that in this country anything was possible. Crawling across the border of his own beloved country, at risk to his life, he made his way to this country with only the shirt on his back. A tailor by trade, he opened a small business, which supported his wife and children, and which eventually enabled him to purchase even an automobile.

By that time Simon had been in America for over half a century, so he said, "In this country, everything can be changed."

The Simon Foundation is named after this man, to challenge everyone who believes as he did - those who see a wrong and believe it can be made right - and to motivate his descendants.

Something about the Simon Foundation

The Simon Foundation for Continence was founded in 1983 in the United States, followed in 1985 by Simon Canada (now called the Canadian Continence Foundation). The foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. The mission of the Simon Foundation is to: "Bring the topic of incontinence out into the open, remove the stigma surrounding incontinence, and provide help and hope to people with incontinence, their families and the health professionals who provide their care."

The Foundation's mission is supported by a Governing Board of Directors and an Advisory Board of professionals, many of whom have dedicated their careers to improving the clinical treatment of incontinence and advancing medical science through bladder and bowel research. Financially, the Foundation is sustained through educational grants, corporate contributions, sales of educational materials, and donations from individuals like you.

The Simon Foundation is known throughout the world for its innovative educational projects and tireless efforts on behalf of people with loss of bladder and bowel control. Simon has led the way forward with many groundbreaking projects, for example: the first book written for laypersons, "Managing Incontinence: A Guide to Living with the Loss of Bladder Control"; an educational/support group, "I Will Manage"; the first television movie on incontinence, "The Solution Starts with You"; conferences on little explored, but impactful subjects such as - the first International Conference on Prevention of Incontinence (London, England 1997) and the first International Conference and Town Meeting on Stigma in Healthcare (Chicago 2003); the Defeating Stigma in Healthcare Campaign, and the Innovating for Continence conference series, to name just a few. View our Timeline for a more complete listing of activities and accomplishments.

The Foundation's President and Founder, Cheryle B. Gartley, was the first person with incontinence to speak publicly about loss of bladder control. She has promoted continence with keynote speeches and interviews on prime time television in England, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and throughout the United States and Canada.