Académie des Beaux-Arts

(French: “Academy of Fine Arts”). Created in 1816 as a division of the Institut de France, the Académie des Beaux-Arts succeeded the pre-Revolutionary Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture. It was very influential in the 19th century art world as the the sponsor of the École des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) and the Salon exhibition held annually in Paris. Web resource here. See also: academy, Salon.

The Institut de France, Paris. 1662-88.