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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 Knife and Fork with Leather Case

Knife and Fork with Leather Case

German Artist
mid 18th century
57.990
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Image for Watch with Classical Deities

Watch with Classical Deities

mid 18th century
58.166
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Bust of Fontenelle

mid-late 18th century
27.503
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Image for Figure from a Crucifix

Figure from a Crucifix

French Artist
mid 18th century
71.481
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Image for Portrait of Giovanna Bagnara (?)

Portrait of Giovanna Bagnara (?)

ca. 1739
37.260
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Image for Cylinder Watch in a Double Case Depicting the Marriage of Zephyrus and Flora

Cylinder Watch in a Double Case Depicting the Marriage of Zephyrus and Flora

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Image for Portrait of a Lady Holding a Book

Portrait of a Lady Holding a Book

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Image for Portrait of Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia

Portrait of Maria Theresa, Archduchess of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia

Austrian (?) Artist
ca. 1740
37.1923
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Image for Snuffbox with Eleazar and Rebekah at the Well

Snuffbox with Eleazar and Rebekah at the Well

Dutch Artist
ca. 1740
57.205
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Bonbonnière with Marine Life

French Artist
1730-1750
71.443
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Bonbonnière with Pastoral Scene

French Artist
1730-1750
71.449
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Image for Snuffbox with Landscape and Doves

Snuffbox with Landscape and Doves

1731-1732
57.164
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Pair of Eagles

1732
57.2276
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Allegory of Hearing

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Allegory of Touch

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Allegory of Sight

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Allegory of Taste

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Allegory of Smell

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Vase Mounted as an Ewer

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Image for Watch with a scene of Rinaldo in the enchanted garden of Armide

Watch with a scene of Rinaldo in the enchanted garden of Armide

French Artist
ca. 1760
58.131
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Image for Watch with Double Case depicting Adonis and Venus

Watch with Double Case depicting Adonis and Venus

C. Halifax Artist
ca. 1760
58.37
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Image for Woman with a Basket of Eggs and Young Man with a Lamb and a Fruit Basket

Woman with a Basket of Eggs and Young Man with a Lamb and a Fruit Basket

ca. 1760
VO.28 (48.818, 48.819)
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Watch with Floral Decoration

French Artist
ca. 1760
58.124
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Ewer

Russian Artist
mid 18th century
44.721
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Image for Small Green Jasper Snuffbox with Diamonds

Small Green Jasper Snuffbox with Diamonds

German Artist
ca. 1760
57.49
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Image for Watch with a design of children playing on a terrace

Watch with a design of children playing on a terrace

Swiss Artist
ca. 1760
58.64
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Figures with Ruins of Classical Building

Du Tertre Artist
ca. 1760
58.75
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Image for Snuffbox with Chinoiserie Motifs

Snuffbox with Chinoiserie Motifs

French Artist
1736-1737
57.157
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Tankard

Russian Metalworker
1737 (Early Modern)
57.800
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Image for Bust of Marie Antoinette

Bust of Marie Antoinette

1737-1817
27.238
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Image for Repeater Watch with the Judgement of Paris

Repeater Watch with the Judgement of Paris

ca. 1750
58.183
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