European Artwork


Rembrandt van Rijn, The Persian,
etching, 1632, Museum Purchase

The heart of this group is the Stella Duncan Collection of Renaissance paintings, including a Flemish portrait of a Spanish Gentleman which dates from 1574, a 15th Century Russian Icon of Mary, and a second Russian icon from the 17th century. In addition, in 1952 Josephine Bay donated a Brussels Tapestry from the early 18th century, Le Joueur de Cornemuse (The Bagpipe Player), a Flemish Gothic Tapestry from the early 16th century, Judith with the Head of Holofernes, and a Flemish Renaissance Tapestry: Wars of the Romano.

Paintings date from 1490 to 1940. Painters include: The Master of Saint Gregory, Eugène Boudin, Thomas Couture, Philibert Léon Couturier, Blaise Alexandre DesGoffe, Virgilio Narcisso Díaz de la Peña, Gerrit Dou, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Lev Kaminev, Cesar Pattein, Ilya Repin, Julius Seyler, Abraham Van Stry, and Eugène Verboeckhoven. 

Also included in this collection are a number of prints and works on paper, including a large print collection by Honoré Daumier and Jean Louis Forain donated by painter Fra Dana, prints by Eugene Delacroix, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Marc Chagall, Salvador Dali, Max Pechstein, Käthe Kollwitz and Patrick Caulfield, as well as prints from the 16th and 17th century.