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18th and 19th Centuries

The Walters’ collection presents an overview of 19th-century European art. From the first half of the century come major paintings by Ingres, Géricault and Delacroix. The collection also includes major works by the Barbizon masters, including Millet and Rousseau, the academic masters Gérôme and Alma-Tadema, and the modernists Monet, Manet and Sisley. Highlights of the collection include Claude Monet’s portrait of his first wife, Springtime; Alfred Sisley’s panoramic view of the Seine Valley, The Terrace at St.-Germain, Spring; and Edouard Manet’s realist masterpiece, The Café Concert.

The courtly arts of 18th-century France are well represented here. The collection of Sèvres porcelain includes pieces made for the court at Versailles. No less significant are the portrait miniatures and examples of goldsmiths' works, especially snuffboxes and watches. These accompany some exceptional 19th- and early 20th-century works. Among them are examples of Art Nouveau jewelry by René Lalique, jeweled objects by the House of Fabergé, including two Russian imperial Easter eggs and precious jewels by Tiffany and Co.

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Image for Top from a Table with Acanthus Leaves and a Musical Trophy

Top from a Table with Acanthus Leaves and a Musical Trophy

Venetian Artist
18th-19th century
27.474A
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Image for Base of a Table with Acanthus Leaves and a Musical Trophy

Base of a Table with Acanthus Leaves and a Musical Trophy

Venetian Artist
18th-19th century
27.474B
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Theseus and the Minotaur

French Sculptor
18th century
27.358
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Image for Cartouche-Shaped Snuffbox

Cartouche-Shaped Snuffbox

Dutch Artist
early 18th century
57.107
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Satyr Carrying a Young Faun

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Portrait of El General Ricardos

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Ring

Venetian Jeweler
early 18th century
57.1766
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Silver watch with formal designs

German Artist
ca. 1730
58.67
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Image for Watch in a double case decorated with a relief of Orpheus playing a violin with animals

Watch in a double case decorated with a relief of Orpheus playing a violin with animals

English Artist
ca. 1730
58.66
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Image for Portrait of Maria Clementina Sobieska

Portrait of Maria Clementina Sobieska

Venetian Painter
ca. 1719
37.406
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Image for Portrait Medallion of Peter the Great and Family

Portrait Medallion of Peter the Great and Family

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A Roman Emperor

French Artist
1710-1740
27.532
On view
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Image for Portrait of the Infanta Maria Ana Victoria de Borbón

Portrait of the Infanta Maria Ana Victoria de Borbón

French Painter
ca. 1723
37.865
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Drinking Bowl (Kovsh)

Russian Silversmith
1712 (Early Modern)
57.796
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Teacup and Saucer with Chinoiserie

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Image for Winged Nymph with Harp and Doves

Winged Nymph with Harp and Doves

mid 18th century
27.5
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Image for Profile Head of Hugues Joseph Gamot

Profile Head of Hugues Joseph Gamot

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Image for Portrait of Louis Gabriel Moreau (1740-1806), known as Moreau the Elder

Portrait of Louis Gabriel Moreau (1740-1806), known as Moreau the Elder

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Watch in Pair Case

ca. 1730
58.32
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John Bagshawe, British Consul, Genoa

French Artist
ca. 1730
37.1918
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Pastoral

ca. 1730
37.391
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Fête Champêtre

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Image for Snuffbox with a Park Scene

Snuffbox with a Park Scene

English Artist
1720-1725
57.114
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Still Life with Dead Game Birds

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Small Urn with Silenus

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