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Masterpieces of The Legion of Honor

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The “Legion of Honor” is the name used both for the museum collection and for the building in which it is housed.

The Masterpieces of The Legion of Honor include:

  • The Grand Canal, Venice, 1908 by Claude Monet
  • Icon of Saints John the Baptist and Minias, Bicci di Lorenzo (15th century)
  • St. Francis Venerating the Crucifix, El Greco, 1595
  • St. John the Baptist, El Greco, 1600


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