Jean-Marie-Charles Langlois, (1896-1949) arrived in Vietnam in 1920. He settled there
and worked there as an engineer for the Construction Company of the Indochinese
des Chemins de Fer Indochinois. He was a senior engineer at the Indochina Railways
of Indochina from 1920 to 1949, he was a sinophile and spoke Mandarin.
Mandarin, he managed to build up a collection of Asian art which was repatriated to
repatriated to France by boat in 1946 by his wife and children after
his death. He ended his life dramatically in 1949 at the Col des Nuages, shot by the
by the Viet-Minh during a train attack. He was posthumously awarded the Legion
of Honor posthumously.
Jean Marie Langlois (1927-2019), his son, inherited the collection, and, from the 1950s, he continued it with
1950s, he continues this one with the support of his wife, in search of coherence
coherence and quality, in order to pay homage to Jean Langlois.
The current collection thus brings together more than one hundred years of collecting.
Rediscovered in the family home, this collection that had been slumbering
for years is finally unveiled to the general public for the first time in this second part.
in this second part.
Jean Langlois (1896-1949) arrived in Vietnam in 1920. After the war, he
decided to stay in Vietnam where he worked as an engineer for the Société
de Construction des Chemins de Fer Indochinois. In 1949 during a train
attack fomented by the Viet-Minh, he was imprisoned and executed on the
His wife and two sons came back to France in Burgundy near Dijon, where
Jean Langlois was a native of and brought with them all the works of art they
acquired during more than 30 years living in Asia.
Once in France, his family continued to buy Chinese works of art on the
French art market paying tribute to Jean Langlois's memory.
Jean Langlois先生 (1896 - 1949) 於1920年抵達越南，擔任中南半島鐵路建設
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